Loveland, Colo., Recruits CIO from Neighboring Fort Collins

The former Fort Collins chief information officer said that he pursued the Loveland position because he was attracted to the challenge the nearby city offered. His first day will be July 22.

by Patrick Groves / July 11, 2019
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Loveland, Colo., announced Wednesday the appointment of Dan Coldiron as its new chief information officer. 

Coldiron previously worked in various roles within the city of Fort Collins, Colo., for the past 25 years. Most recently, he served for nine years as the CIO of that municipality.

Coldiron said in a press release that he pursued the Loveland position because he wanted a new experience.

“I love Northern Colorado, and want to remain here,” Coldiron said. “But after 25 years in Fort Collins, I was ready for a new challenge.”

Coldiron will oversee 22 IT employees, which is about a third the size of group he led in Fort Collins, the release states. Past regional partnerships have already engendered familiarity with his new staff.

“I’m really looking forward to working with the Loveland IT group in serving the organization and community,” Coldiron said. “What technology does to drive our services is just going to get bigger. We have a big responsibility to our citizenry to be good stewards of that technology. They deserve our best.”

He succeeds Bill Westbrook who vacated the position in late 2018 to direct a special project for the city. Acting IT Director Steve Holmes will return to his position as application services manager and Coldiron will earn $148,500 annually as the city’s CIO, the release states.

He begins the new position July 22.

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