Nina D’Amato is the Chief of Staff at the San Francisco Department of Technology, The San Francisco Department of Technology is an enterprise information and technology services organization that supports approximately 35,000 employees and 56 departments of the City and County of San Francisco. With an estimated operating budget of $120 million, the department’s portfolio includes the operations and maintenance of IT services essential for City operations through its management of City data centers, telecommunications, Fiber WAN, SFGovTV, cybersecurity, web services, public safety radio system maintenance, application support for citywide services such as email and telephone services, and installation and maintenance of over 240 miles of underground fiber-more underground fiber than any city in the country or private sector organization. Nina focuses on strategic plan development, implementation, and performance. She oversees the Project Management Team, Geographic Information Systems group, and the Salesforce team. She is a Lieutenant Colonel in US Marine Corps (Reserve) with combat service in Afghanistan and Iraq. While serving in Afghanistan with the US Marines during 2009-2011 she, in coordination with the Government of Afghanistan, US State Department, United Nations, and other non-government agencies and private organizations, implemented Afghanistan’s National Education Strategic Plan over the two southwest provinces of Helmand and Nimrooz. Upon leaving, approximately 22,000 Afghan students were beginning school for the first time in 30 years—including close to 1,000 girls. She was selected to serve as a US Department of Defense Congressional Fellow with Senator Robert Casey of Pennsylvania where she managed a $100M defense appropriations portfolio; centered on research, development, testing, and evaluation of emerging technologies.
She is a current member of the San Francisco Fleet Week Association and California Alumni Association Boards of Directors. In her spare time, she is completing her dissertation at UC Berkeley, focused on innovation and designing interventions that increase the capacity and technical fluency of the organization’s workforce. She lives in San Francisco, CA and is a native of Santa Rosa, graduating from Santa Rosa High School in 1991.