Susan Camarena

Susan Camarena

Chief Knowledge Officer

Federal Transit Administration, Dept. of Transportation

Dr. Camarena serves as the Chief Knowledge Officer for the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), under the Department of Transportation, where she is leading the effort to apply formal Knowledge Management practices throughout FTA. Before joining FTA, Dr. Camarena led the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Knowledge for Development (KfD) Program and was the Chief of the USAID Development Information Division. Prior to her civil service career, Dr. Camarena served over 21 years in the US Army Signal Corps, providing command and control telecommunications and information systems to Army leaders, retiring in November, 2002 with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. , Dr. Camarena holds a BA in Psychology from the University of Michigan, a MS in Educational Leadership from Troy University, and a Doctor of Management degree from the University of Maryland University College (UMUC).