SI Ideation Workshop with Kerry O’Connor, Chief Innovation Officer at CoA

Are you interested in Social Innovation? Do the acronyms PRI or SIB excite you? Or do you want to know what they stand for? Come join the RGK Center for a unique workshop to identify what social innovation means to you and how to get the most from your experience here at LBJ!

About Kerry O'Connor

Kerry O'Connor, Chief Innovation Officer, City of AustinKerry O'Connor
Chief Innovation Officer
City of Austin

Kerry O'Connor is Austin's new Chief Innovation Officer, having joined the City of Austin on March 24, 2014.

Previously, Kerry worked at the U.S. Department of State, where she established an innovation unit called the Research and Design Center in the Office of the Secretary of State, which offers research, consulting, brainstorming facilitation, and strategic design services. She developed and managed an employee idea generation program, helped architect sustainable management reforms, coordinated logistics for the Pittsburgh G20 Summit, served as an executive staffer, and improved programs and operations at two U.S. Embassies. 

She is an intrapreneur, diplomat, storyteller, innovation catalyst, logistician, connector, mentor, activator, and fierce advocate for innovation in government. (She also clearly likes lists, but prefers to visualize them in a mind map.)

She holds a Master of Arts in International Affairs from The George Washington University and a Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs from James Madison University.

To maintain her enthusiasm and sanity, she is also a rock climber, yogi, improv theater student, has also been known to dabble in flying trapeze.