Sandy England is the Director of Enterprise IT Architecture and Strategic Infrastructure Group at Federal Student Aid (FSA), U.S. Department of Education, reporting to the FSA Chief Information Officer (CIO).
As the Director, she is responsible for enterprise-wide technology planning and oversight; developing and evolving technology architecture; developing and promulgating technology standards; and providing and maintaining the necessary processes and discipline to ensure that FSA is investing and using information technology wisely.
She has successfully led several implementations of complex middleware technologies and developed innovative technology strategies that align with FSA’s business needs.
Sandy started out in the technical field in 1996, where she began as a web developer on Project EASI (Easy Access for Students and Institutions).
In 1998, she joined the Students.gov team as their Manager of Web Development and Operations. Students.gov, a government-wide portal web site, is an interagency initiative that provides electronic government services and information to students.
From 1999 to 2002, as an Ecommerce Project Manager, she served as the technical lead on several modernization initiatives of the Federal Student Aid, including a major design and re-architecture of the flagship application, the Free Application for Student Financial Aid (FAFSA), used by millions of students annually to apply for student aid.
In 2000, she completed a detail assignment at the Office of FirstGov to establish requirements for an interagency Customer Relationship Management initiative, which has since blossomed into the USA Services eGov initiative.
Sandy has implemented numerous web sites for several companies and nonprofits throughout the United States. As an independent consultant, Sandy spearheaded the development and implementation for the joint partnership websites between Travisa Visa Services and 1) Sabre Virtually There, Inc.; and 2) Travelocity. She has also created websites for the American Friends Service Committee’s National Youth and Militarism Program in Philadelphia, and the Music Arts music school in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.
Sandy holds a B.A. in Psychology from Indiana University – Bloomington and an M.S. in Information Systems Technology – Business Technologies from George Washington University.
Sandy holds a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification and is a senior level FAC-P/PM, and FAC-COR. Sandy is also a graduate of the Federal Executive Institute (FEI) – Leadership for a Democratic Society (LDS) program.