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Dallas, Texas, Confirms Impending IT Chief Departure

Chief Information Officer Hugh Miller's last day with the Information and Technology department will be Jan. 10. Officials say they plan to mount a national search for his replacement.

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Officials in Dallas, Texas, confirmed Thursday that CIO Hugh Miller would be stepping away from the Information and Technology Services department.

City spokeswoman Anastasia Reed said Miller’s last day will be Jan. 10 and that Chief Financial Officer Elizabeth Reich will be overseeing IT as part of her portfolio until a replacement is named. 

Miller joined the city of Dallas in 2018, bringing CIO/CTO experience from his lengthy stint as the CIO and CTO of San Antonio between 2004 to 2016, according to LinkedIn. He replaced William Finch, who had held the role since 2012.

During his tenure, Miller and his team were recognized by the Center for Digital Government's* Digital Cities Survey for deploying an online crime reporting tool that would allow residents to report nonviolent crimes to the Dallas Police Department as well as a regional data sharing agreement with Dallas County.

Reed said the city plans to mount a national candidate search to fill the position.

*The Center for Digital Government is part of e.Republic, Government Technology's parent company.

Patrick Groves was a staff writer for Government Technology from 2019 to 2020.