Rona Bunn serves as the Acting Chief Information Officer at the U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration (ITA). She is leading the Technology, Services and Innovation (TSI) organization, driving the ITA’s digital transformation; shifting business focus to realization of IT value, while improving the organization’s ability to execute, increase efficiency and achieve ITA’s goals.
Throughout Ms. Bunn’s career, she has been focused on leadership that increases value and optimizes organizational performance. She held a diverse set of leadership roles across business and IT functions. Previously, she served as Chief of Office Automation Staff at the U.S. Department of Justice. She also served as President and Chief Executive Officer at SkyeTech Solutions, a business and IT services company. For 13 years, at BAE Systems, she rose through various roles to serve as Senior Principal in Business Operations where she led Sector-wide efforts to effect multimillion-dollar cost efficiencies. As a Certified Public Accountant, Ms. Bunn held several business consulting roles in the private sector.
Ms. Bunn is a two-time Technology All-star award recipient from Women of Color in STEM, recognized for advocacy of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math and her career achievements. She holds a B.S. in Accounting from State University of New York at Old Westbury, a M.S. in Computer Science from Bowie State University and an M.B.A. from New York University, Stern School of Business. Ms. Bunn serves on the Advisory Board for Advanced Technology Academic Research Center (ATARC). She also held Executive Board positions at the National Society of Black Engineers.