Gloria Parker is CEO and Senior Partner of Parker Group Consulting in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. She advises major companies from large integrators to consulting firms and small businesses on government and business strategies. She also works with Federal Government Agencies on executive management issues such as IT Governance, electronic government as well as organizational excellence, strategic planning, capital planning, management development, executive mentoring and coaching and other disciplines.
Ms. Parker served on the Obama-Biden Transition team in 2008 – 2009 as co-team lead on National Archives and Government Printing Office (GPO) Agency Review Teams. She also served on the TIGR (technology) team for U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development as well as the U.S. Department of Education. In addition to the task of understanding the status of technology initiatives in these agencies, Ms. Parker was responsible for understanding the status of and need for open government in each agency as well as key technology directions in support of mission for the administration.
Ms. Parker held executive management positions at CSC and Apptis, Inc. from 2005 through 2009. Prior to that time, she served as the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD's) first Chief Technology Officer (CTO) beginning in 2002. She also served as HUD’s first Chief Information Officer (CIO) from 1998 through 2002. As CIO and CTO, Ms. Parker’s focus was on Information Technology (IT) Reform, IT Capital Planning and Investment Management, Business Process Improvement, eGovernment, IT Security, Enterprise Architecture, IT Operations, and data quality and management. Prior to HUD, Ms. Parker was the first Deputy CIO at the U.S. Department of Education.
Ms. Parker was employed by the IBM Corporation for 17 years where she was recognized for her exceptional ability to apply technology to meet the business needs of her customers. She held high-level management positions and received many awards, including the prestigious "IBM Golden Circle" recognition for exemplary leadership. Ms. Parker embodies executive management and leadership skills that have proven successful in the private and public sectors. With her emphasis on the need to improve the accessibility of information to all citizens and to make government a more efficient and effective operation, Ms. Parker has become an executive champion in transforming the way government does business through the use of information technology.
Ms. Parker holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics from Hampton University and completed two years of study towards a Ph.D. in Mathematical Statistics at the Ohio State University.