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Indianapolis Names Elliott Patrick to CIO Position

Indianapolis officials selected Elliott Patrick, an IT staffer with public- and private-sector experience, to replace former CIO Ken Clark. According to a local report, he's the city-county's first Black CIO.

Indianapolis, Indiana's Monument Circle
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The city-county consolidated government in Indianapolis has selected a new CIO, promoting from within its ranks IT staffer Elliott Patrick. 

As new head of the Information Services Agency, Patrick replaces former CIO Ken Clark, who served in the position for more than four years between 2016 and January. Patrick has been serving as interim CIO since January, when Clark left to become city controller, according to Inside Indiana Business.

Patrick is the agency's first Black CIO, Inside Indiana Business reports. 

Before his recent promotion, Patrick served in a variety of roles for ISA, starting as a business services consultant in 2014. Between then and now, Patrick also served as chief financial officer and then chief operating officer, according to his LinkedIn. He also has substantial private-sector experience — having previously been employed with public accounting tech firm Crowe Horwath for more than eight years. 

Throughout his time with the city, Patrick facilitated a number of initiatives — including his recent effort as interim CIO to transition the city-county enterprise to telework. 

He holds a degree in accounting from the University of Notre Dame.

Lucas Ropek is a former staff writer for Government Technology.