Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

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Andrew Hoppin

Andrew is the Chief Executive Officer of CoverUS, where he leads business development efforts. He is also a board member and contributor to numerous open government and open source software projects, including the DKAN Open Data Platform

Formerly, Andrew was President of the DKAN Data solutions team at GovDelivery Inc., which acquired his open source civic technology company, NuCivic, in 2014. The team builds, delivers, and supports DKAN, a leading open source solution for publishing, visualizing, and engaging constituents with government open data. 

Andrew was previously the first Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the New York Senate from 2009 to 2011, where his team opened up extensive government data and published all the code they developed as open source software, creating the world’s first government Github repository. Andrew was selected by GovTech as the 2010 New York State Public Sector CIO of the Year, and by Information Week as one of the “Government CIO 50.”

A planetary geologist by training, Andrew previously co-founded the NASA CoLab program to increase efficiency and transparency at NASA by building new partnerships between NASA and external communities of practice. As an entrepreneur, he previously co-founded and directed business development for GoodStorm (now Zazzle), and Trellon, and directed business strategy for CivicSpace Labs. 

Andrew has served as Advisor or Director for Global Integrity, OpenPlans, The Participatory Politics Foundation, Civic Commons, Netroots Nation, the Space Generation Foundation, Yenza, the New Organizing Institute, and Piston Cloud Computing.