Department of Administration Secretary and Chief Information Technology Officer Dr. DeAngela Burns-Wallace has been accepted as a member of the Council on Foreign Relations

Lawrence, KANSAS – According to the statement, Governor Laura Kelly announced that with this role, Dr. DeAngela Burns-Wallace will emphasize the state’s role in cybersecurity and digital governance, as well as diversifying the nation’s diplomatic corps. 

As Secretary of Administration and Chief Information Technology Officer, Dr. Burns-Wallace has overhauled IT operations and financial management in the state.

State officials said that she began her career in public service as a Foreign Service Officer with the US Department of State.

In that role, she served as a press attaché in Pretoria, South Africa and was also stationed in Guangzhou, China.  

Secretary Burns-Wallace will continue in her role as Secretary of the Department of Administration and as Chief Information Technology Officer with the Kelly Administration. 

Governor Laura Kelly released the following statement:

“Secretary Burns-Wallace will be a valuable addition to the Council on Foreign Relations.Through her leadership with the Department of Administration and Office of Information Technology Services, she has proven she is up to the task to be a resource to this group of thought and policy leaders.”