Loren Gonzalez

Gonzalez is the communications, outreach and engagement manager for the Virginia Office of the Chief Data Officer.

State Up & Comer of the Year

As the first person in a newly created role, Loren Gonzalez blazed a trail for the office when it came to branding and communications. In less than a year, she initiated a monthly newsletter that garnered the attention of a wide-reaching audience, developed a website for the office, supported the June launch of the new Open Data Portal, spearheaded the Commonwealth’s annual Virginia Datathon, which last year attracted a record 130 participants. As a connector, influencer and trailblazer, Gonzalez generates work of recognition at a level of creativity and innovation often unprecedented in the public sector.

Jake Williams

Written by Jake Williams

Jake Williams is the vice president of content and community for StateScoop and EdScoop. He's spent nearly a decade in the government IT market, covering the ins and outs of state and local government, as well as higher education. He started his journalism career in his native Pennsylvania and has also worked as a reporter for Campaigns & Elections magazine.

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