Kiersten Patton is currently the Working Group Manager at the Advanced Technology Academic Research Center. Kiersten works with members of the Federal government, IT industry, and Academia to drive technology initiatives designed to shape the government IT modernization roadmap. She is responsible for the development and implementation of community programs including orientation, weekly meetings, and special events. Kiersten serves as the liaison to volunteer leadership and society board level committees, while implementing strategy and coordinating with stakeholders across ATARC to ensure effectiveness. Prior to working at ATARC Kiersten received her bachelor’s degree from George Mason University in Interpersonal and Organizational Communication and Business Management.