CITY MANAGER APPOINTS NEW CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER FOR IT DEPT.
PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena City Manager Michael Beck today announced the appointment of Phillip Leclair as the Chief Information Officer in charge of the City’s Department of Information Technology. Mr. Leclair, who has been the acting Chief Information Officer, assumes his new duties immediately.
“After more than 200 applicants and extensive interviews, we felt Phillip best matched our goals to help move Pasadena forward by using new and emerging technologies to meet our internal needs while also helping us become a more efficient, customer service organization,” City Manager Beck said.
Beck said that with Mr. Leclair’s appointment and the recent hiring of Kristi Recchia, the City’s new Human Resources Director, the City’s Executive Leadership Team is now at full strength.
“I am extremely proud of the Executive Team that we have been able to assemble. I am confident that collectively it is one of the best in the country and I look forward to working with this exceptional team in leading our city departments and serving the residents and businesses of Pasadena,” Beck said.
Since 2008, Mr. Leclair has worked for the City of Pasadena as both the acting and Deputy Chief Information Officer for the Department of Information Technology. From 2007 to 2008, he worked for a private consulting group that provided information technology strategies and support to state and local governments and educations institutions. From 2004 to 2007, he was the technology services manager for the City of New York’s Finance Department.
For Pasadena, he will oversee a staff of 63 full-time employees and an annual department budget of $12.5 million.
“I'm honored to be appointed as the Chief Information Officer and I’m excited to continue implementing the City’s plans for leveraging innovative technology solutions that support City departments in delivering quality services to the community,” Leclair said.
He has a master’s degree in Business Administration from New York University (NYU), and a bachelor’s degree from University of California, Berkeley.
Mr. Leclair, originally from Mission Viejo, Calif., currently resides in Burbank with his partner. He enjoys world traveling, culinary adventures and supporting local causes.
For more information about the City of Pasadena, go online to www.cityofpasadena.net.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 2, 2012, #074-12
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