Mayor Murray announces appointment of Chief Technology Officer

Michael Mattmiller

Michael Mattmiller

Mayor Murray today announced Michael Mattmiller as his appointment for the position of the Director of the Department of Information Technology (DoIT), the City of Seattle’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO).

“The City of Seattle should be a national leader in the use of technology to empower residents and businesses and enhance the delivery of city services,” said Murray. “Michael has demonstrated the knowledge and focus on collaboration and engagement that I believe is necessary to drive technology adoption and make technology work for our city. I look forward to working with him toward our shared vision of an innovative, interconnected city.”

An experienced consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers and Microsoft, Mattmiller has worked with government agencies and businesses to solve complex systems and technology challenges. His work has spanned technology domains, including software and service development, operations, security, and privacy.

“I’m honored to be joining the City of Seattle and the Department of Information Technology,” said Mattmiller. “The hardworking professionals of DoIT are passionate about using technology to enable the City to serve the people and businesses of Seattle. I look forward to working with DoIT staff to help the Mayor achieve his vision for both city staff and Seattle residents and businesses.”

With the leadership of the new CTO, the City of Seattle will embrace the latest technology trends and deliver effective software and infrastructure solutions to support the ‘city worker of tomorrow,’ expand the city’s digital equity efforts, identify and implement ways to access government and services and unlock innovation within the city.

Mattmiller will start on Monday, June 23 and will make $140,000 annually. The CTO appointment must be confirmed by the Seattle City Council.

The Department of Information Technology has 193 employees and an annual budget of $41.8 million. The department is responsible for the City’s main data center, Seattle.gov website, The Seattle Channel, the City’s fiber network, the City’s data and telephone network, the Public Safety Radio network, cable franchises, and technology oversight and planning.

DoITPlan

DoIT Plan
Three key objectives and supporting actions

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What the community is saying about Michael:

“Michael is an accomplished IT professional and community leader whose industry experience will help build the technology infrastructure to meet the needs of our growing city.”
— Glenn Johnson, Executive Vice President of Information Technology of Alaska Air Group and President of Horizon Air

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“Michael is a dedicated leader in our Seattle community. He brings humility and a focus on results to the work he takes on, and I commend the Mayor on his thoughtful choice.”
— Rep. Brady Walkinshaw, 43rd Legislative District.

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“His passion for innovation will help Seattle become a leader in civic IT. I look forward to working with Michael to ensure the City continues to enable its technology and startup business communities.”
— Liz Allen Pearce, CEO of the Seattle-based startup LiquidPlanner and a former colleague of Michael’s.

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