VA names IT manager for veterans benefits


Sean Kelley will join as the third member​ of the VA Office of Information and Technology’s​ newly formed IT Account Manager​ team, which works with the the offices internal business partners
Billy Mitchell

By Billy Mitchell

April 15, 2016 5:30 PM

Sean Kelley, formerly the CIO of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ central office and national capitol region, has been named the IT account manager for the Veterans Benefits Administration and VA’s Veteran Experience team.

In his new position, Kelley will join as the third member of the VA Office of Information and Technology’s newly formed IT Account Manager team, which works with the office’s internal customers, CIO LaVerne Council wrote in an announcement to VA staff. In Kelley’s case, he will be responsible for meeting the IT needs of the the VBA and Veteran Experience team.

Kelley “is well-known to our partners for his technical savvy and ability to navigate strategic relationships, and his experience in VHA gives him insight into how IT can support larger MyVA priorities, streamline processes, and enhance the Veteran experience,” Council wrote. “As a core member of our senior leadership team, he has worked every day over the last seven months to make our transformation a reality.”

On the IT Account Manager team, Kelley will join Jackie Patillo and Alan Constantian, who oversee the office’s corporate and health care partnerships respectively.

“Our ITAMs represent our principles of transparency, accountability, innovation, and teamwork,” Council wrote. “These Account Managers will play a trusted role on our business partners’ teams. They are an invested partner with our business teams, a strategic consultant, and a collaborative leader that will drive effective decision-making.”

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