Karen Britton, former White House chief information officer and special assistant to President Barack Obama, leads the delivery of enterprise-wide IT solutions, including cloud computing, agile software development, and open-source strategies. A key component of Karen’s career track has been using intelligent systems design to foster effective pathways for communication. A bachelor of science degree in industrial engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a master of science in management from the Florida Institute of Technology have been providential assets in a career arc that spans providing technical and management coordination and system interfaces as a project engineer for the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) to managing command-wide IT operations at NAVSEA headquarters and affiliated program executive offices.
Karen came to LMI from a woman-owned IT consulting firm where she was the senior vice president and chief operating officer. There, she established and executed the strategic vision to implement customized IT solutions that improved operational efficiency and performance. Karen is a graduate of the Excellence in Government Fellows Program and a recipient of the Partnership for Public Service Leadership in Action award, the National Women of Color in Technology Emerging Leaders award and Navy Meritorious Civilian Service awards.