Ms. Donbeck joined DFC in January 2020 as the Deputy Chief Information Officer, and has served as Chief Information Officer since August 2021. She has been an IT strategist and innovator for more than 20 years in both the private and public sectors. Additionally, she spent six years on active duty in the U.S. Marine Corps.
Ms. Donbeck was instrumental in bringing DevOps and Agile methodologies to her former agency, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO), where she successfully led a team that launched one of the first automated development pipelines in the federal government. Additionally, she participated in numerous grassroots efforts with other federal agencies, such as NASA and the Department of Homeland Security, and industry partners to promote the benefits of DevOps and Continuous Delivery methodologies.
As the Deputy Director of Trademark Acquisitions, Program & Planning at the USPTO, she led the establishment of a customer requirements gathering organization and instituted governance processes to promote improved long-term IT system delivery. Additionally, at USPTO, she served as the Director of the System Configuration & Automated Delivery Division, which focused on providing Continuous Delivery and Continuous Integration (CI/CD) development practices. Before coming to USPTO, Tina served as the Branch Head for the Enterprise Transformation Branch for the Department of the Navy CIO (N6). Her efforts there focused on public outreach with academia and the private sector to garner IT best practices for implementation within the Navy.
Ms. Donbeck is an Excellence in Government Fellow through the Partnership for Public Service and a graduate of the National Defense University’s CIO certificate program. She holds a Master’s degree in Education & Human Development from the George Washington University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Psychology from Park University. In addition, Tina holds the following professional/federal certifications: Project Management Professional; Certified Product Owner; Certified Scrum Master; FAC PPM Level III; and FAC COR Level III.