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Dallas Appoints Gov Tech Veteran Hugh Miller as New CIO

Miller previously served as the chief information officer for San Antonio. He takes over from William Finch, who held the position for approximately six years.

Dallas switched CIOs in September, with former San Antonio CIO Hugh Miller taking over the position from William Finch, who had held it for approximately six years.

Miller is a veteran of municipal government tech work in Texas, having previously served as CIO/CTO for San Antonio from 2004 through November 2016. In recent years, he has done CIO consulting work for Visit San Antonio, the city’s tourism promotion entity, and for the city of Austin, Texas.

The Communication and Information Services Department that Miller will now head provides internal support within the city of Dallas. It consists of four divisions: business technology services, business management services, technology infrastructure services, and IT planning, standards, and compliance services.

Earlier this year, Dallas also set about searching for a chief innovation officer to take a bigger picture approach to how technology can be used to solve municipal government challenges. It’s unclear whether that job listing, which closed in March, yielded a successful hiring.

Finch became Dallas’ CIO in September of 2012 after having spent a decade with the city and has worked for more than three decades in IT overall.

Associate editor for Government Technology magazine.