CMD-IT Announces New Executive Director Rose Robinson

CMD-IT is pleased to announce that Rose Robinson is the new Executive Director, effective September 16.  The announcement was made during the opening of CMD-IT's annual ACM Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing Conference in San Diego, California.

Rosario (Rose) Robinson is an innovative thought leader, speaker and global transformation change agent in technology and diverse workforce. As a woman technologist for more than 25 years and as the Senior Director, Women in Tech Evangelist for, she helped further the organization's mission for 50/50 women in tech by 2025 through stimulating storytelling, thoughtful dialogue and advocating for true representation in tech. Additionally, Rose is involved in social impact projects for criminal justice reform, Computer Science education in minority serving institutes and #Cancer advocacy. 

Rose works with organizations to assist disenfranchised communities toward financial stability through innovative open source technology. She engages with the Industry Advisory Board she founded at Savannah State University Computer Science department helping increase awareness of Computer Science education, conference, scholarships and open source tech and community opportunities for student and faculty. And as a #BreastCancerSurvivor, Rose also advocates for healthcare access for everyone, more cancer research, early screening, improvements in patient care and support for caregivers.