On October 26, 2020, Sean Brune was appointed Chief Information Officer and Deputy Commissioner for Systems. In this role, he continues his focus on IT Modernization and Digital Transformation.
In July 2019, he shifted his focus as Assistant Deputy Commissioner and Deputy Chief Information Officer for IT Modernization to concentrate exclusively on digital services and IT modernization. He was appointed Deputy Chief Information Officer in August 2018 and has served as the Chief Program Officer for IT Modernization since July 2017.
Mr. Brune began his career with the Social Security Administration in 1999 as a Presidential Management Intern. After advancing through progressively responsible positions at Social Security headquarters in Baltimore, in March 2011, he was named the Regional Commissioner for the Denver Region of the Social Security Administration, the Senior Agency official responsible for administering the nation’s social insurance programs for the 9.3 million residents of Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, and Utah. His career at Social Security has included senior leadership roles in field operations, program policy, and enterprise risk management.
Prior to federal service, Mr. Brune held positions in secondary education and non-profit management. Mr. Brune is an alumnus of Bucknell University (BA), the University of Baltimore (MPA), and the Federal Executive Institute in Charlottesville, VA, and has participated in the Executive Education curriculum at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and the Brookings Institute.