As a longtime public servant in Washington State and Navy Veteran, with over 23 years of technology experience, Crystal Schienbein serves as a senior-level executive with repeated success and proven expertise in developing teams and programs that further the success of the agency vision and mission. She has a talent for improving business to thrive, grow, adopt technology and evolve thought diversity. She foster’s growth of others and leads innovation with her innate abilities to drive strategy and a people centered focus in her role as the Chief Information Officer for the Washington State Department of Veteran Affairs.
Modeling the way by successfully growing teams that support the business, adding leadership through coaching and empowerment, and transforming teams into top-tier, high integrity solution finders.
As an experienced CIO with an accomplished record of establishing cross-functional partnerships to deliver value and benefits organization wide, Crystal is highly capable of adept streamlining, reorganizing and leading technological and people change. She has a strong talent for determining key strategies to build value in client relationships and champion change through empowered leaders. Eliminating the barriers to what technology and strategic vision can bring to serving those who have served and driving transformation through statewide partnerships and the use of transparent data informed decision making.
Crystal is currently responsible for leadership, strategy, modernization, and digital literacy within the organization as well as, improving and sustaining effective and efficient operations. She works to streamline and digitally advance the agency through influence and equitability, one person at a time.