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Erin Horne McKinney

Passionate about emerging technology and entrepreneurship, Erin Horne McKinney serves as Senior Advisor to Courtney Snowden, Deputy Mayor of Greater Economic Opportunity (DMGEO).

Previously, Erin served as the Mayor of Washington, D.C.‘s Tech and Innovation Sector Manager representing technology firms, entrepreneurs, and organizations. Erin is a serial tech entrepreneur with nearly two decades of tech policy, marketing communications, and business development experience.
Prior to joining DMPED, Erin served in leadership roles with the National Association of Multicultural Digital Entrepreneurs (NAMDE) and the National Diversity Council. Her telecommunications policy work includes research positions with TechNet, the National Telecommunication and Information Administration within the U.S. Department of Commerce, and the National Black Caucus of State Legislators.

Erin serves as a mentor to tech entrepreneurs in 1776, WeWork, and AccelerateDC. She also serves on the advisory board of the Halcyon Incubator and the review committee for Fish & Richardson’s FISHstep program. Previously, she served on the boards of NAMDE, the DC Metro HBCU Alumni Alliance, the Minneapolis Urban League, KMOJ-FM, the Twin Cities Intern Task Force, and the Cornelius Travelers Foundation, Inc. as well as the advisory board of DiversiTech.