The Community: Nelson leaves a legacy of success at EPA

Kim Nelson, who led major data-sharing and e-government projects in four years as the Environmental Protection Agency's CIO, is leaving government to take a senior position at Microsoft Corp.

Nelson will become executive director of e-government in the company's public-sector division after her resignation takes effect Jan. 2.

Since taking the helm Nov. 30, 2001, she has helped shepherd projects such as E-Rulemaking (one of the Quicksilver e-gov projects) and the consolidation of 46 records management projects into the Central Data Exchange. Last October, she was named GCN's Civilian Executive of the Year.

Before coming to EPA, she served in various capacities in Pennsylvania, including CIO of the state's Department of Environmental Protection, during a 22-year career in several state agencies.

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