Lucinda A. Wade

Department of State

2022 fellow

IT executive whose expertise and collaborative skills advance the U.S. State Department’s organizational mission.

Lucinda Wade is an information technology (IT) expert and project management professional who bridges the gap between IT and finance to sustain delivery of IT services for a global customer base of 75,000.

Ms. Wade has implemented and modernized IT governance, financial management, and cyber security posture of Chief Information Officer (CIO) organizations. As a division chief at the Department of State, she established an IT financial management system that provides greater visibility and transparency for improved IT investment decision making. She coordinated with agency-wide stakeholders to build tools, enhance the governance processes, standardize data, and led the first-ever implementation of the Technology Business Management Framework which improved IT agency-wide.

With over 17 years of service dedicated to supporting federal, private, and non-profit sectors, Ms. Wade has improved business processes and strengthened senior leaders’ ability to monitor and evaluate program performance. As a portfolio manager at the Department of Energy, she provided the Deputy Secretary and CIO with greater transparency by enhancing the governance process for a $2 billion IT portfolio. She also established and improved strategic plans and operational strategies for non-profits with an operating budget of $1.5M.

Ms. Wade has a B.A. in English from North Carolina A&T State University, an MPA from George Mason University, and a CIO certification from the National Defense University.

As a White House Fellow, Ms. Wade will provide programmatic leadership of initiatives in support of the Office of the Federal Chief Information Officer’s strategic priorities, Presidential Executive Orders, and the President’s Management Agenda.


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