Westminster, Colo., Names Longtime Employee as IT Director

Emily Littlejohn, the city's new IT director, has worked with the city since 2012, having performed in a number of capacities within the Parks and Recreation, Human Resources and Library departments.

by / August 7, 2019
Westminster, Colo. Shutterstock/Kit Leong

Emily Littlejohn took on a new role as the director of Westminster, Colo.'s Information Technology Department this week. 

Littlejohn, who has worked for the city since 2012, replaces interim IT director Art Rea, a software engineering manager for the department who served in the role for the past five months. Rea stepped into the position shortly after the retirement of longtime IT director David Puntenney, who served as director for nearly 20 years. 

“The city is very excited to have Littlejohn join the IT team,” City Manager Don Tripp said in a statement. “Her leadership philosophy is collaborative and communicative. She believes in the importance of leading by example and committing to action, which will be valuable to Westminster.”

Littlejohn first began working with the city as a library supervisor, but quickly took on a variety of roles in other city departments, including positions with the Parks and Recreation, Human Resources and Library departments. 

As a division manager for Library Services, Littlejohn was in charge of the library master plan process and managed digital and Web-based services for the city’s College Hill and Irving Street libraries.

Littlejohn holds a bachelor's degree from St. Mary's College of California, a master's degree from the University of Chicago, and a Master of Science in library and information science from the University of Denver, according to her LinkedIn.

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