About Danielle DuMerer

Danielle DuMerer is Vice President of Technology at the John G. Shedd Aquarium. Between 2008 and 2019, Danielle worked in various government technology roles, most recently as Chief Information Officer of the City of Chicago. As CIO, Danielle worked with her team to improve how residents interact with government by creating more responsive and accessible digital services, and was responsible for management of the City’s core technology infrastructure, enterprise applications, data & analytics, and information security. In 2019, Danielle was recognized as CIO of the Year by the Executives Club of Chicago, the Society of Information Management (SIM) Chicago Chapter and the CompTIA AITP Chicago Chapter, and was named one of Government Technology's Top 25 Doers, Dreamers, and Drivers.

Prior to joining government, Danielle developed educational technology products at the McGraw-Hill Companies. She also worked in the Library and Archives field—serving educational and non-profit organizations to promote equitable access to and preservation of information resources. Danielle holds a Master of Library and Information Science degree from the University of Maryland, College Park and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.