Meeting of the Minds Speaker

Dana Berchman

Chief Digital Officer

City of Gilbert

Dana Berchman is the Chief Digital Officer in Gilbert, Arizona, where she manages all communications, marketing and digital government initiatives.

She leads a team responsible for developing forward-thinking policies on social media, digital communications, web initiatives and other tools to better serve the public. Her department created a coding contest for students called “SPARK App League” and the “Government Gone Digital” podcast. Previously, Dana spent eight years working at MTV and MSNBC, both in New York City. Dana earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Arizona State University and her Master’s Degree in Journalism and Public Affairs from American University.