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About Our Council

Team and Leadership

Cordell Schachter

Mr. Cordell Schachter

Chief Information Officer, Department of Transportation

Cordell Schachter serves as Chief Information Officer for US DOT. He previously served as New York City DOT CTO for over 13 years and has served NYC for a total of 26 years in a variety of roles at several agencies. Cordell also worked a total of 9 years at several IT companies. He led teams to tame high-risk, high-value projects and deliver high customer satisfaction. Cordell is a certified project manager and holds an MS in Management from NYU’s Wagner School of Public Service, and a BA in Economics from SUNY Buffalo. He served on the board of directors of ITS America and taught “Civic Technology for Innovation” at NYU and at Saint Peter’s University in Jersey City, NJ.


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