Director, National Security and Transportation Programs
Laura Stash is responsible for account growth, delivery excellence, and employee engagement for Citizant’s National Security and Transportation Programs group. She oversees a portfolio of solutions for the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Justice, and the Department of Transportation.
Laura has 13 years of experience in IT project and program management and mission critical enterprise modernization programs using agile practices. She has led several successful modernization and shared services programs for Citizant, EOIR Courts and Appeals System (ECAS), which included multiple agile teams delivering an electronic filing system for the U.S. immigration courts which were previously using paper. She created the vision and stood up the Executive Office of Immigration Review’s (EOIR) first major program and introduced Agile Scrum and Lean Process Engineering methodologies to mature EOIR.
Prior to joining Citizant, Laura was a Director at the Federal Reserve in the Data and Statistics Department where she reported to the Chief Data Officer. She focused on data analysis, data visualization, and agile software development supporting the oversight of the largest financial institutions in the world. While there, Laura spearheaded the outreach to the largest U.S. Intermediate Holding Companies (IHCs) who were preparing to come under federal regulation. She specialized in Dodd-Frank Act Stress Testing (DFSAT) and Y-14 regulatory collections implementing technology and policy improvements to increase data quality and improve speed of data ingestion. She previously worked for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as the project manager for the first shared service implemented across the IRS’s 70,000+ employees.
Laura earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Information Systems from the University of Maryland College Park and a Masters Certification from George Washington University in IT Project Management. She is a certified Scrum Master, Product Owner and Program Management Professional (PMP).
Laura lives in Capital Hill in D.C. and volunteers on the AgileDC organizing committee.