City of Orlando
Rosa Akhtarkhavari has worked for the City of Orlando for over 25 years, and currently serves as the Chief Information Officer. In this role, Rosa is responsible for the City’s Enterprise Architecture, IT strategy, security, and all aspects of IT operation. While employed at the City of Orlando, Rosa has also served as Chief Security Officer, Deputy Chief Information Officer, Client Services Manager, Financial Manager, Application Administrator, Manager, and Developer. Before coming to the City of Orlando, Rosa worked as a Technology Consultant. Rosa also worked at Florida State University while pursuing her Master’s degree and before moving to the United States, taught at Yarmouk University. Rosa received the Orlando Business Journal Technology IQ Award (2016), Computer World Premier 100 Leader Award (2014), Mayor Dyer Leadership Award (2011), was honored as Campaign Coordinator of the Year (2009) and received the Federal Computer Raising Star Award (2007).