Ginger Armbruster

Chief Privacy Officer

City of Seattle

As the City of Seattle’s Chief Privacy Officer, Ginger leads a team of privacy specialists in the
execution of the City’s Privacy Program, following a principles-based approach to the City’s
management of the public’s personal and sensitive information. Prior to this role, she worked for
Microsoft on an international team of privacy specialists to resolve issues associated with multi-
million-dollar marketing initiatives. Before moving into privacy, she spent the first 20 years of her
career working in sales and marketing for Fortune 500 companies such as IBM, Hewlett-
Packard and Johnson & Johnson, as well as several medical technology startup companies.
Ginger completed her undergraduate degree in Political Science from Barnard College,
Columbia University. As a recipient of the National Science Foundation’s Scholarship for
Service Program (CyberCorps), she earned her master’s degree in Infrastructure Planning and
Management from the University of Washington in 2013, focusing on critical infrastructure cyber
resiliency.

Ginger Armbruster

Chief Privacy Officer

City of Seattle

As the City of Seattle’s Chief Privacy Officer, Ginger leads a team of privacy specialists in the
execution of the City’s Privacy Program, following a principles-based approach to the City’s
management of the public’s personal and sensitive information. Prior to this role, she worked for
Microsoft on an international team of privacy specialists to resolve issues associated with multi-
million-dollar marketing initiatives. Before moving into privacy, she spent the first 20 years of her
career working in sales and marketing for Fortune 500 companies such as IBM, Hewlett-
Packard and Johnson & Johnson, as well as several medical technology startup companies.
Ginger completed her undergraduate degree in Political Science from Barnard College,
Columbia University. As a recipient of the National Science Foundation’s Scholarship for
Service Program (CyberCorps), she earned her master’s degree in Infrastructure Planning and
Management from the University of Washington in 2013, focusing on critical infrastructure cyber
resiliency.