CEDR Digital Corps’ Directors and Officers comprise decades of experience in government, management, leadership, communications, analytics, and geospatial information systems.

Melissa Swenson, President

Melissa is the volunteer President of CEDR Digital. She has experience in project and program management, finance, strategy and strategy integration. Prior to CEDR Digital Corps, Melissa was Director of Volunteers at Minds Matter Portland.

Rob Neppell, Vice President

Rob is Vice President of Innovation. His professional experience includes over 25 years of technology solutions delivery & leadership spanning sales, implementation, and operations roles. As “NZ Bear” Rob was a pioneer in social media, creating the “Blogosphere Ecosystem” which provided the first-ever ranking of blogs and foreshadowed social media analytics.

Mason McDaniel, Secretary

Mason has spent more than two decades innovating and looking for ways to improve organizations. He currently serves as Chief Technology Officer for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF). Prior to joining the ATF, he spent six years in the private sector leading the IT modernization for a component of the Department of Homeland Security.

Sandi Lilly, Vice President

Sandi is the volunteer Vice President of Volunteer Engagement. She is a writer and social media manager with 15 years of experience managing web properties, creating online content, and writing for books and magazines. Her professional experience focuses on psychology, trauma, and personal growth.

Chris Graziul, Board Chair

Chris is a Data Scientist at the University of Chicago working with the Urban Resiliency Initiative, where he is responsible for developing and applying machine learning techniques to understand the effect of local institutions on childhood development. Chris has spent the last decade in service of research projects applying advanced quantitative methodologies.

Crystal Smith, Board

Crystal is a Board Member and one of the co-founders of the volunteer collective that CEDR has based itself on. Outside of her volunteer work with CEDR, she is an established musician, having played with a variety of bands and musical groups. Her recent projects include assistant producer and session work for an independent label.