“The spirit of a warrior is not geared to indulging and complaining, nor is it geared to winning or losing. The spirit of a warrior is geared only to struggle, and every struggle is a warrior’s last battle on earth. Thus the outcome matters very little to him. In his last battle on earth a warrior lets his spirit flow free and clear. And as he wages his battle, knowing that his intent is impeccable, a warrior laughs and laughs.”
Andy Blumenthal is a dynamic, award-winning leader with 30 years of experience delivering results across the public and private sectors.
Blumenthal is Deputy Chief Operating Officer at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. Previously, served progressively as Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of State, Global Information Services; Chief Technology Officer, U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives; and Chief Enterprise Architect, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Coast Guard and Secret Service.
Blumenthal has been honored with the Department of State's Meritorious Award, Department of Homeland Security's Excellence Award, CIO's Ones to Watch Award, and listed as one of the Top 25 Information Managers, Top 70 Federal Tech Pros, and Top 100 Social CIOs. Blumenthal is a recognized expert in organizational transformation who shares his best practices as an adjunct professor at Carnegie Mellon University, at his former column with Public CIO Magazine, and at his popular blog, The Total CIO. Blumenthal is known for spearheading best practices including: Leadership with Heart, The CIO Support Services Framework, and User-centric Enterprise Architecture.
Blumenthal holds an MBA in Organizational Behavior from Pace University and a BBA in Accounting, summa cum laude from Baruch College. He is also professionally certified as a Chief Information Officer (CIO), Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Chief Information Security Manager (CISM), Enterprise Architect (EA), Project Management Professional (PMP), Federal Acquisition Certification-Program/Project Manager (FAC-P/PM) Level III Senior/Expert, and e-Government Leader (EGOV). Other credentials include IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) certification, & CompTIA's A+ in Hardware & Operating Systems (A+).
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