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Simon Huang Named Chief Technology Officer of St. Louis, Mo.

St. Louis Mayor Tishaura O. Jones has appointed Simon Huang as the city’s new chief technology officer. He will bring both public- and private-sector experience when he begins work in this position on Dec. 1.

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St. Louis Mayor Tishaura O. Jones announced the appointment of Simon Huang to take the role of chief technology officer on Nov. 19. He will be starting work in this position on Dec. 1.

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St. Louis, Mo., CTO Simon Huang
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Huang brings a variety of public- and private-sector experience to this role, in addition to being a long-time resident of the city. His LinkedIn page details that he spent seven years in leadership roles at Brown Shoe Company before working for St. Charles County, Mo., as the director of information systems for seven years.

According to the mayor's announcement, he has also worked for nonprofit organizations like Society for Information Management, FOCUS St. Louis, Community Council of St. Charles County and the Asian American Chamber of Commerce.

City CIO Cindy Riordan has been managing CTO duties ahead of a permanent appointment, spokesperson Nick Dunne told Government Technology in an email.

This is one of a series of appointments made by Jones, the details of which can be found on the city’s website.
Julia Edinger is a staff writer for Government Technology. She has a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Toledo and has since worked in publishing and media. She's currently located in Southern California.