Division of Information Technology, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
Brooke Aiken joined the FDIC in August 2019 as the FDIC’s first full-time Section 508 Program Manager. She began her federal government career with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), where she served for 13 years as a federal employee and two years as a contractor. Brooke assisted in the establishment of the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Accessible Systems and Technology (OAST), which employs 22 staff members dedicated to Section 508 compliance. During her time with CBP, Brooke spearheaded an agency-wide initiative to implement Section 508 compliance. She later served a six-month detail with the Executive Office of the President, where she established a framework for a Chief Accessibility Officer to ensure Section 508 compliance is mandatory within the Executive Office of the President. Brooke was also selected to detail at the General Services Administration (GSA), Government-wide, IT Accessibility Program. She provided guidance and assistance with Section 508 procurement review language and accessibility platforms during her time at GSA.
Currently Brooke serves as the co-chair of the education committee of the Accessibility Community of Practice of the Chief Information Officer’s Council (CIOC). She is involved in the FDIC’s CAN DO Network and was recently selected as a member of the FDIC Chairman’s Diversity Advisory Council. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Environmental Services from the University of Alabama.