Dominic Nessi joined the staff of Los Angeles World Airports as Chief Information Officer of the Information Technology Services Division in September 2007. As Chief Information Officer, Nessi is responsible for all information technology-related functions of LAWA, including network planning, design, implementation and utilization of LAWA’s information infrastructure and related voice, data and video communications systems.
Nessi was vice president and chief information officer of Computer World Services Corporation in Washington, D.C. before accepting this position.
Prior to that, he served as the first chief information officer of the U.S. National Park Service (NPS), having been selected for that position in 2001. As NPS chief information officer, Nessi was senior manager for all information technology and information management matters, including management of two major data centers in Washington, D.C. and Denver. He also oversaw the NPS’ annual technology budget, which usually exceeded $200 million.
Nessi served as chief information officer of the Bureau of Indian Affairs from 1998 to 2001, overseeing the development of a critical and challenging system initiative in the federal government dealing with complex Indian land trust issues.
Prior to joining the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Nessi served from 1988 through 1998 as a deputy assistant secretary in the Office of Public and Indian Housing for the Department of Housing and Urban Development, managing an annual budget of almost $1 billion for various programs for Native Americans.
Nessi holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Roosevelt University in Chicago, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Northern Illinois University, a Master’s Degree in Public Administration with special emphasis in public policy from the University of Colorado at Denver, and a Master’s Certificate in Applied Project Management from Villanova University in Pennsylvania.
Nessi has received numerous awards and commendations for his professional achievements, most notably the Presidential Rank Award, the nation’s highest civilian award for federal executives; letters of commendation from three presidents and awards from numerous Native American tribal governments and organizations.