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City hires Chief Information Officer
Monday, October 06, 2014

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.—The City of Colorado Springs is pleased to announce that it has hired Carl R. Nehls as the Chief Information Officer.

“We are excited to bring Carl on board -- his expertise will provide leadership and stability to the Information Technology Department,” said Chief of Staff Steve Cox. “Utilizing Nehls’ previous experience as a consultant provides an outside perspective that will enhance his ability to bring our Information Technology department back to a level of service comparable to other cities our size.”

Nehls comes to the City with more than 20 years of private sector Information Technology experience.  Prior to owning his own consulting business, Nehls was a career employee of FedEx in Colorado Springs where he directed data center operations, IT security compliance, IT infrastructure project management, business process design, server virtualization and IT process improvement.

The Chief Information Officer is responsible for all of the City's technological needs including the maintenance and support of technical network and application infrastructures, enterprise and department specific applications, region-wide Radio and ESRI GIS systems, comprehensive data telecommunications network, and a City-operated Cisco telephone system. The Chief Information Officer is an at-will position that reports to the Chief of Staff with an annual salary is $150,000.

Nehls’ first day of employment is October 6.