The city of Seattle, Wash., has named Rob Lloyd as its new interim chief technology officer (CTO) and director of the Information Technology Department (IT) after a national search.

Lloyd will begin his new role as the city’s interim CTO and director of IT on June 24.

“Seattle is a world-leading technology hub, and I am excited for Rob to join the team and support our One Seattle vision to be a world-leading government in the use of technology to better serve our communities,” said Mayor Bruce Harrell.

“Rob is a well-known and well-respected leader in his field, and I believe his knowledge, experience, and commitment to public service will help him succeed in a role that is connected to everything we do as a city,” added Harrell.

Previously, Lloyd served as the deputy city manager for San Jose, Calif., for over eight years, overseeing 7,000 employees and with a budget of $6 billion.

Additionally, Lloyd has experience serving in other state government IT roles in Arizona, Oregon, and Colorado.

“It is a privilege to join the City of Seattle and the Seattle community. The One Seattle Initiatives are compelling as they take on the challenges of today’s big cities in a direct, smart way,” said Lloyd.

“I’m looking forward to working with our teams and partners to make a difference in that mission. My thanks to the Seattle staff for their exceptional graciousness throughout the hiring process. This is an impressive organization at every level,” he added.

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