Dennis Gakunga is the Chief Sustainability Officer for the City of Chula Vista, California. As
the Chief Sustainability Officer, Dennis leads the city’s Office of Sustainability and smart cities
campaign. His responsibilities include managing the implementation of a wide range of
sustainability programs and smart cities initiatives. His previous experience includes serving as a department director and assistant director for multiple municipalities and public agencies in
Texas and California. Dennis has also worked as a management consultant for Deloitte
Consulting and PWC Consulting. He holds a master’s degree in Public Administration from
Syracuse University and a B.S. in Information Systems and Management Sciences from the
University of Texas, Arlington.