• The Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue has appointed Senior U.S. State Department Official Janice L. deGarmo as Chief Operating Officer, effective March 13.
• deGarmo served as Director of the Office of Management Strategy and Solutions at the U.S. Department of State and created the Center for Analytics (CfA).
• In her new role as COO, she will bring a data-driven mindset to deliver operational and management excellence to scale the Institute and effectively deliver on its unique value as the global leader of the new category of Tech Statecraft.
Krach Institute Appoints Janice deGarmo as Chief Operating Officer
The Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue has announced that Senior U.S. State Department Official Janice L. deGarmo has been appointed Chief Operating Officer, effective March 13th, 2021.
Background and Experience
deGarmo brings an extensive record of transformational leadership to the Krach Institute following 15 years of service at the U.S. Department of State where she was Director of the Office of Management Strategy and Solutions responsible for creating the Center for Analytics (CfA) and serving as Acting Chief Data Officer to elevate data-informed diplomacy across departments within the agency.. Additionally, she was Executive Director for both Bureaux Information Resource Management and Administration providing oversight in budget formulation/execution, IT global application development, contract administration and staff management operations support services worldwide during her tenure with the department’s Foreign Service Institutes (FSI).
Role as COO
As Chief Operating Officer, deGarmo will bring a data-driven mindset to deliver operational and management excellence to scale up activities at The Krach Institute in order to effectively deliver on its unique value proposition globally; driving adoption of trusted technology on a massive scale through tech statecraft initiatives around the world.. She will be working closely with Chairman Keith Krach towards this mission by utilizing her experience in foreign policy expertise combined with analytical skillsets possessed by few others in her field today – specifically due to her ability to challenge status quo while inspiring unifying teams towards noble missions that leave a lasting impact long after execution is completed .
Impact Statement from Chairman Keith Krach
Upon appointing deGarmo into this role Chairman Keith Krach remarked “Janice is an impact player and one of most impressive career officials I had honor working with during my tenure Under Secretary State.. She has rare ability challenging status quo while inspiring , empowering , unifying high performance team achieve noble mission , leaving profound lasting impact .. These qualities combined foreign policy expertise analytics skills enhance Institute’s ability innovate drive adoption trusted technology massive scale ”
Through her appointment into this position it is clear that The Krach Institute hopes deGarmos’ vast experience in transforming organizations coupled with her deep understanding & knowledge in diplomatic affairs , technical capabilities , analytical focus & strategy will help lead them towards achieving their ambitious goals & objectives set forth int he near future .