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Nitin Pradhan

Pradhan is the CIO of the U.S. Department of Transportation. He entered this role this past July 2009. Additionally, Pradhan serves as the chief advisor, focusing on IT issues, to Secretary Ray LaHood.

Before he started working at the Department of Transportation, Pradhan served as the Chief IT Architect and the Director of the Office of Technology Planning and Assessment, as well as part of the executive leadership in the IT department for Fairfax County Public Schools.

CIO Magazine has ranked this school district as one of the top 100 IT organizations. Before working for this organization, Pradhan served as the Managing Director of Virginia’s Center for Innovative Technology. Additionally, Pradhan has been one of the co-founders of a wireless startup. Pradhan has a wide variety of experiences since he has worked in non-profits, startups, the private industry, and government.

Pradhan earned a Bachelor’s degree in engineering, as well as a Master’s in marketing both in India. He later earned a Master’s in accounting at The American University’s Kogod College of Business in D.C.

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