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Michael W. Goetz

Senior Fellow, Center for Digital Government

Mike has 40 years of experience in the field of information technology.  For 19 years he worked in the private sector in the telecommunications and banking industries, holding management responsibilities in all aspects of information technology – including operations, business process reengineering, IT service management, disaster recovery, and financial management.  He then moved to public service, serving for 21 years as the Chief Information Officer and Director of Information Technology for the City of Lynchburg, Virginia.  In this position, Mike was responsible for all aspects of information technology support to the City.  He is also a past president of the Virginia Local Government Information Technology Executives (VaLGITE).


Mike holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Virginia Tech.  He also has a Master of Administrative Science degree from Johns Hopkins University, with a concentration in business information systems.  

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