Haley Van Dyck is the co-founder of the United States Digital Service, a “start-up” inside the White House building services for the American people that work better and cost less. Launched following the successful rescue effort of healthcare.gov, USDS brings the country’s top technology talent into government to fix the highest impact services and reform how our government operates in the digital era.
Haley has a passion and track record of using technology to disrupt “business as usual” and democratize problem solving. She was a key thought leader on President Obama’s technology team from the 2008 campaign through the administration, where she helped develop the mobile strategy for the first Presidential campaign in history to use mobile and text messaging to connect with voters. In her 6+ years at the White House, Van Dyck spearheaded many of President Obama’s major technology initiatives including the Open Data Executive Order, the Presidential Innovation Fellows Program, the Digital Government Strategy, and the creation of USDS and 18F.
Previously she served as Director of Digital Strategy and Engagement at USAID where she designed award-winning engagement campaigns and technology to fight famine in the Horn of Africa; and built a team at the Federal Communications Commission to modernize the agency and bring the archaic rulemaking processes into the internet era.
Van Dyck is a native of San Francisco and is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Madison.