Cheryl Rogers was named the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Director of the Office of IT Optimization in the Office of the Assistant Administrator for Information Services and Chief Information Officer in Washington, DC in August 2009. The Office of IT Optimization provides centralized governance and management of FAA enterprise-wide IT application and infrastructure initiatives.
Cheryl leads and manages agency-wide programs that are specifically targeted to eliminate redundancy, promote cost savings, and optimize FAA information systems. Such programs span data center consolidation, server virtualization, IT strategic sourcing, data loss prevention, FAA web operations, electronic stewardship, video conferencing, and IT asset inventory management. Cheryl also oversees application optimization programs, including application modernization strategic planning, application standards and best practices, and document management services. Cheryl leads FAA�s strategic initiative to achieve an information technology cost savings/avoidance of $25 million annually.
Before joining FAA Headquarters in August 2009, Cheryl spent the prior 15 years in IT leadership positions with increasing levels of responsibility at the Enterprise Services Center (ESC) at Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center in Oklahoma City. She served as Deputy Program Director for the Office of Information Technology (AMI), and then as Program Director. In these roles, she led a staff of more than 300 employees who performed a wide range of IT activities supporting FAA, the Department of Transportation, and other federal agencies. Cheryl�s early career included software development, systems analysis/design, and data center operations.
Cheryl received a bachelor�s degree from the University of Oklahoma in interdisciplinary studies and administrative leadership. She is also a 2007 graduate of the Federal Executive Institute in Leadership for a Democratic Society and a 2009 graduate of the National Defense University Information Resource Management College Chief Information Officer (CIO) Certificate Program. She also served as the Executive Committee Chair for the University of Oklahoma Center for Management Information Studies.