With nearly two decades of software engineering and Information Technology (IT) consulting experience, Dawn Ainger leads Genova Technologies as its President and CEO. Under Ms. Ainger’s guidance, Genova Technologies has become a leading provider of custom software development and staff augmentation for Federal government agencies, healthcare entities and Fortune 500 companies. After she took the helm as owner of the company in 2001, her efforts led to a dramatic expansion of the company’s success in both the defense and healthcare sectors.
Ms. Ainger holds Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Computer Science from the University of Iowa, and graduated with Highest Distinction. It is with this foundation of excellence that she has built a reputation in the IT industry as a strong leader; directing Genova to employ award-winning requirements gathering and analysis to ensure a deep understanding of clients’ needs and business goals. A trusted IT expert, Ainger has given numerous presentations for IEEE, PMI, and has appeared at numerous industry conferences. Ms. Ainger has been the recipient of numerous industry awards [link to History /Awards page]. She also serves on the Board of Directors of National Defense Industry Association (NDIA), IowAccess Advisory Council, Iowa Information Technology Council, Technology Association of Iowa Board, eHealth Advisory Council, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Chamber of Commerce and is a member of Women in Defense (WID) and The Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA). Most recently, Ms. Ainger has been named to the Iowa Economic Development Authority Board by Governor Branstad.