Photo of Candi Harrison    (3WU2)

Candi Harrison was Web Manager at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, from 1995-2005, where she managed HUD's Internet and intranet websites, web-based public kiosks, and web clinics for HUD partners. Under her leadership, HUD received numerous awards, including the first Digital Government Award in 2000 for outstanding use of the Internet in serving citizens; the E-Gov Trailblazer Award in 2001 for HUD's web clinics; and the E-Gov Pioneer Award in 1999 for HUD's kiosks.    (3WT4)

In 2004, Candi co-chaired the interagency U.S. Government Web Content Management Working Group (which became the Web Managers Advisory Council), as part of the Interagency Committee on Government Information (ICGI), required by the E-Gov Act of 2002. The group researched and recommended policies for federal public websites that resulted in OMB's direction to agency heads in OMB Memorandum M-05-04. Candi organized and led workshops across the country to train government web managers on the new federal policies and best practices; and she helped create, as a resource for government web managers. In 2000, Candi founded the Web Content Managers Forum; and she remained part of its leadership until she retired in September 2005, after 24 years of federal government service.    (3WT5)

Prior to working in government, Candi was a member of student services staffs at the University of Pennsylvania, PA, and Rider University in Lawrenceville, NJ. She holds a B.S. in English Education and an M.S. in Higher Education Administration, both from Indiana University. Presently, Candi lives in Tucson, AZ. She maintains her blog Candi on Content.    (3WT6)