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CapMetro Names Tanya Acevedo Senior Vice President and CIO

Tanya Acevedo, who has held a number of public-sector tech leadership roles, announced that she would be joining Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority in Austin, Texas, as its new CIO and senior vice president.

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Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority (CapMetro) in Austin, Texas, has named Tanya Acevedo as its new chief information officer and senior vice president.

Acevedo announced that she would be joining the city’s public transportation provider this week with a LinkedIn post.

Before joining CapMetro, Acevedo held various leadership positions in public-sector technology, including as vice president and chief information officer of Miami Dade College; chief technology officer for Houston Airport System; chief information officer for Travis County, Texas; and IT program manager for Orange County, Calif.

As CTO for Houston Airport System, Acevedo oversaw the strategic planning, innovation, information security and technology of George Bush Intercontinental, William P. Hobby and Ellington Airports, according to her LinkedIn page.

In Travis County, she reported directly to the state’s Commissioner Court and was responsible for the technology strategic direction for a constituency of 1.2 million people, including over 40 elected officials managing business functions that include parks, justice and law enforcement, voting, tax collection and health and human services.

During her time in Orange County, Acevedo was responsible for strategic initiatives such as enterprise project portfolio management, strategic planning, business continuity and administrator for the multimillion-dollar annual technology initiative fund.