Colorado names new CTO


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Colorado has named David McCurdy as its new chief technology officer, the Colorado Governor’s Office of Information Technology said Tuesday.

McCurdy comes to state government from the Catholic Health Initiatives, where he worked with Suma Nallapati, Colorado’s secretary of technology, before she joined state government last February.

McCurdy worked in a number of roles at CHI, including as an associate vice president and chief enterprise architect during which he led a more than 1,000-person information technology organization inside one of the nation’s largest health care networks.

“My passion is knowing how our work with technology makes a positive difference in the world every day,” McCurdy said in a statement.

Nallapati served as an assistant vice president at CHI before becoming Colorado’s CTO in February. She was promoted to secretary of technology a few months later when Kristin Russell left for the private sector.

“We are so fortunate to work at an organization that continues to attract people of this caliber,” she said.

McCurdy’s first day at OIT will be Sept. 2.

His hiring is the second major one in a short time for Colorado. Earlier this month, the state announced that Debbi Blyth will join the state as its chief information security officer.

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