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WHITE HOUSE LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

2020 Cohort

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Denis A. Ortega, Ed.D.

Department of Transportation


Denis Ortega is an organizational effectiveness and human resources expert specializing in enhancing the effectiveness of teams, leadership development, and coaching. Dr. Ortega previously served as a senior manager at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and oversaw the Office of Organizational Effectiveness in the Air Traffic Operations.

Before joining the U.S. Government, Dr. Ortega held numerous human resources roles in the Energy and Transportation sectors. Denis is a Marine Corps Veteran with a strong commitment to public service, and holds a Doctorate of Education from the University of Southern California with a focus on Organizational Change and Leadership. Additionally, Dr. Ortega possesses a Master’s degree in Leadership and a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management. Denis enjoys supporting Veterans during their transition and career advancement. He considers himself a lifelong learner and utilizes his background and experience to mentor and coach others.

At the White House Office of Management and Budget, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Dr. Ortega focuses on advancing the Presidential Management Agenda of Modernizing the IT Workforce.