CEO | Code for America

When Amanda Renteria became Code for America’s new CEO in May 2020, she felt it was the culmination of her personal and professional journeys. “As someone who grew up in an underserved, farmworking town in California’s Central Valley, it sometimes felt like we were left on our own to navigate life’s challenges. Even as a kid, it just didn’t seem right that the struggles of our communities seemed invisible to a government that felt so far away.”

Those early experiences shaped her more than two-decade career in public service, where she has focused on creating government services that work for all families. Before joining Code for America, Renteria was the chief of operations for the California Department of Justice, oversaw political and outreach strategy as national political director for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign, and was the first-ever Latina chief of staff in the history of the United States Senate. She also ran for a 2014 congressional seat and for governor of California in 2018, worked in the financial industry, and as a high school math and economics teacher.

About Code for America
Code for America works shoulder to shoulder with community organizations and governments to create people-centered, data-driven technology solutions to civic problems. Code for America’s team includes problem-solvers from many different backgrounds, including tech, advocacy, and organizing, who believe government at every level can and should work well for all people.

Learn more about Code for America here.