Why Public Service Matters – Lean Into the Mission

3-4 PM ET/12-1 PM PT – Closing Keynote Session (1 CPE Credit):

If you’ve ever experienced burnout, work fatigue or lost sight of what drives you in your public service career, it’s time to reset and focus on the mission. In this inspiring closing keynote session, you’ll hear from a government thought leader about how to dig deep and let mission be the guiding force for making your career in government matter.


Renee Wynn, Former Chief Information Officer, NASA

I have extensive knowledge about guiding government agencies through complex digital transformations. I led programs at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and served as the CIO at an iconic federal agency, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). I am currently a member of the Advisory Boards for Aquia.us, Level6, and Interos Solutions where I provide input on how best to use their products in the federal government. I am actively seeking to build a corporate board portfolio that will benefit from my government, cyber, digital transformation, sustainability and climate change experience.

I currently serve as an independent board member for Axonius. I am on two non-profit boards, Virginia Tech Applied Research Center (VT-ARC) and The Women’s Center. VT-ARC is a nonprofit, university affiliated research organization leveraging the power of Virginia Tech, bridging Industry, Academia and Government to deliver superior analytic and technology solutions. For The Women’s Center, I am a member of the Finance Committee where I lead the enterprise risk management process. The Women’s Center is a DC-based, non-profit organization dedicated to improving the community’s mental health and well-being through counseling, education, support and advocacy.