Code for America Exec Joins GovDelivery, Founder Jennifer Pahlka Returns

Abhi Nemani leaves CfA to become the GovDelivery civic innovator in residence just as Founder Jennifer Pahlka returns from her year as the U.S. deputy chief technology officer.

by / June 16, 2014
Code for America's Abhi Nemani will leave his post with the nonprofit to join GovDelivery as the company's civic innovator in residence.

Non-profit Code for America (CfA) recently lost one executive and then regained another.

The civic innovation organization will once again see founder Jennifer Pahlka, who is returning after spending a year as the nation’s deputy chief technology officer. Former CfA Co-Executive Director Abhi Nemani left the organization to take a position at communications platform vendor GovDelivery.

Nemani will be the company’s first civic innovator in residence, where he will “bring a compelling perspective and network from the civic innovation community [… and] be offering thought leadership and guidance to GovDelivery clients,” according to a press release. He will also seek “innovative partnering opportunities,” and support the company’s GovLoop division by developing “an online education site for federal, state and local government employees that will feature free, short training content, such as webinars, videos and podcasts.”

Nemani leaves Code for America after working with the nonprofit -- and Pahlka -- for four years, leading more than 30 civic technology applications. He is also credited with building the organization by creating new programs like a civic start-up accelerator, an international volunteer corps and a government innovator collaboration network.

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