Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa recently announced the appointment of Randi Levin, NBC Universal's former vice president and group information officer in the area of information technology, as the new chief technology officer and general manager of the Los Angeles Information and Technology Agency (ITA). 

Having begun work immediately as ITA's interim general manager, Levin will be charged with creating, implementing and maintaining the information technology plan for Los Angeles. Her permanent appointment is subject to confirmation by the City Council.

"Randi Levin is a proven leader and manager, with a track record for executing mission-critical corporate information technology projects," Villaraigosa said. "Randi believes, as I do, that the city of Los Angeles should be on the forefront of using smart technology to make government more efficient, accessible and customer-friendly."

"The opportunity to join the Villaraigosa administration and contribute my talents to the improvement of the city of Los Angeles was the right opportunity at this point in my career, and I'm excited to get started," Levin said.

Levin has years of experience managing information technology departments for leading Fortune 500 companies in Southern California. For the last eight years, she has served as a vice president for NBC Universal. In that capacity she was responsible for implementing and managing the company intranet, managing a Sarbanes-Oxley program for proper corporate accountability, and creating several new IT programs that improved the entertainment company's efficiency.

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