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WAEPA Hires New Chief Information Officer (CIO)

David West joins WAEPA as new Chief Information Officer (CIO) to lead Digital Innovation and Transformation

Falls Church, VA., October 11, 2023: WAEPA (Worldwide Assurance for Employees of Public Agencies, Inc.) is pleased to announce that David West has joined the organization as Chief Information Officer.  

Mr. West has over 15 years of success in the strategic development, execution, and management of IT infrastructures and transformations. Most recently Mr. West was the Director of Information Technology at Atlantic Bay Mortgage Group, a retail direct-to-consumer mortgage lender with $3.8 Billion in assets, where he led the management, strategy, and execution of IT infrastructure for the company. 

Previously Mr. West worked in various technical capacities in K-12 education, including the role of Network Administrator for the Chesapeake Public Schools, supporting over 5,000 teachers, administrators, and staff. It was during this time that he began to leverage emerging technologies and cutting-edge tools that solve problems and create new opportunities for products, markets, customer impact, and revenue generation. 

“I love technology,” says Mr. West. “Mostly, I love what technology allows people and teams to achieve! I am happiest partnering with leaders to analyze complex strategic and operational challenges, and then leading diverse technology teams to deliver transformational solutions.”

Mr. West has a master’s degree in information technology and numerous certifications, including: ITMLP, ScrumMaster, Microsoft MCITP, CISSP, and CompTIA (A+, N+), and more. He serves on the Board of Advisors for the IT Management and Leadership Institute (ITMLI) and is a member of the Capital Area Society for Information Management (SIM).  

“We are thrilled to have Mr. West join us at WAEPA. His ability to ask the right questions, spearhead transformations in the digital space, and align stakeholders on business-critical infrastructure is exactly what makes him the right choice to lead our Information Technology team,” said M. Shane Canfield, CEO of WAEPA.  

“I am very excited to be at WAEPA. The opportunity to provide value here is tremendous, and I look forward to delivering forward-looking IT solutions that exceed expectations and advance WAEPA’s mission,” commented West. 


Worldwide Assurance for Employees of Public Agencies (WAEPA), is a nonprofit association (not an insurance company) formed For Feds, By Feds. The goal of WAEPA is to provide access to products and services that promote the health, welfare, and financial well-being of its members. After 80 years in business, WAEPA has more than 50,000 members.  

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