Chief Information Officer & Executive Director
Appointed in November 2023 as Chief Information Officer and Executive Director, David Edinger leads nearly 1,100 employees and oversees the $373M annual budget and $1B in federal grant spending for the Governor’s Office of Information Technology (OIT). David is drawn to technology because of its transformational power and ability to accelerate innovation so it is easier for Coloradans to access government services.
David joined OIT after serving the City and County of Denver for more than 15 years. His public service began in 2008 as the Special Assistant to the Mayor to provide strategic resource alignment and planning to improve public safety operations. He later served as Chief Performance Officer, during which time he created and led Peak Performance, the national model for employee-led innovation, establishing Denver as the center of excellence for government innovation. The Peak Academy has trained individuals from more than 350 municipal and state governments and more than 11,000 Denver employees on how to improve city processes. In tandem with the $10M annual Innovation Fund, these programs have saved the city over $65M since inception in 2011.
In 2018, David was appointed Chief Information Officer and led Technology Services (TS), Denver’s 350-person Information Technology Department, through September 2023. Combining people with technology and process improvement, TS pioneered a transition to productive hybrid work during the pandemic and virtualized the Emergency Operation Center operations. David believes government employees have all the answers and it is simply a matter of translating those insights and expertise into implementation. That approach led to an 80% reduction in major incidents, 96% of employees understanding how their roles impacted strategy and a 2023 annualized turnover rate of less than 10%. For these accomplishments, among others, David was named the 2023 Colorado CIO of the Year by the Colorado Technology Association.
Prior to joining the public sector, David was the co-founder and CEO of Broadwing LLC, a private equity startup. He also held consulting positions, directing the sales strategy and productivity consulting engagements for Eli Lilly affiliates in Central and South America, India, Thailand and Spain for RM Consulting, and conducting data modeling projects to allocate sales resources in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical products and animal health industries for ZS Associates.
David earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from the University of Michigan and an MBA from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia. He also holds a certification from the Bloomberg-Harvard Leadership Initiative. David is a board member of the Colorado Technology Association and the University of Denver Department of Business Information & Analytics.
Married and with four children, David is an euchre (a trick-taking card game) aficionado. In his spare time, he is a volunteer coach and team manager for the Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer and enjoys annual backcountry river canoe trips.
Chief Revenue Officer
Laura Calder was appointed in October 2022 as OIT’s first ever Chief Revenue Officer to operationalize our new revenue-based business model. Within the Chief Revenue Office she leads the Financial Services Office and the new Service Management Office, which was formed as a direct result of the IT Transformation Real-time Billing project that is focused on driving revenue and aligning our revenue-related services across the organization.
Laura joined OIT in February 2016 as Deputy Chief Financial Officer (CFO), managing the daily activities of the Financial Services team that includes accounting, budgeting, procurement, and contracts functions. Under her oversight, Laura led the team to automate and improve many processes within the financial services unit and strengthened internal controls, leading to more efficient and effective processes.
In October 2019 she was selected as CFO during her tenure she was instrumental in driving OIT’s financial transformation efforts, including implementation of Real-time Billing to eliminate billing lag time while improving transparency and customer service. She serves as the chair of the Rates & Services Board, which enables agencies to participate in developing fixed rates for the services they receive. Because of her leadership, customers now have better visibility into their IT consumption, making IT planning and budgeting easier.
A Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Laura holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting with honors and a Master of Business Administration.
Chief Customer Officer
William Chumley, who joined OIT in 2011, is a veteran of technology team management with numerous customer relationship accomplishments in both public and private sectors. His 23 years prior to OIT service included work in small and large profit and not-for-profit organizations, and corporate and personal business environments. In his initial role at OIT as the Deputy IT Director supporting the Department of Revenue, he helped improve overall service delivery to the department while implementing project management and intake processes in collaboration with agency partners.
In a subsequent appointment as Deputy Director of Enterprise Applications, William established an entirely new organizational structure and process flow for that team while emphasizing improved customer delivery on application support and enhancement. He also served as the business portfolio director within the OIT Customer Office before becoming Chief Customer Officer (CCO) in 2014 and as interim Chief Information Security Officer in 2022, leading security directors and the OIS team through assessment and evolution of service catalog, operating model, role clarification and process engineering to increase efficiency of delivery and to reduce silos across the organization.
Having started his career as an assembly language programmer for United Airlines, William quickly became an influential leader and moved to Sabre/Travelocity. At Sabre, William established application development centers in a variety of international locations while supervising and leading a matrixed team of developers, business analysts, infrastructure teams, architects, and managers. William is adept at transitioning teams from current state into innovative and successful new approaches.
As CCO at OIT, William has transformed the role of the IT director into a true strategic partnership with our customer agencies to advance strategy through collaboration, balance business priorities and enterprise technology goals, secure funding, and ensure operational consistency. William and his team leverage resources and equip OIT to extend values, vision, and mission throughout the organization. They respond in real time to fast-changing customer preferences and ever-changing IT alternatives, expedite strategy, system and process modernization to improve process efficiency, and boost operational performance. He also partnered with the OIT executive team on the initial IT roadmaps, helping the Colorado General Assembly provide us with technology advancement and emergency funds. These roadmaps led to the work OIT achieved securing technology debt modernization funds in 2022.
William’s passion is analyzing the goals and objectives of an organization, determining reality, and then establishing a plan to connect reality to the ultimate vision. One of his core strengths is discovering the key talents of individuals and teams and leveraging those strengths to meet business objectives, while also managing personal growth and development of every employee and each team.
William brings a calm, centered, clear, collaborative, and comfortable approach to his job. He has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems and a master’s degree in Business Administration. William balances his work life with significant participation with local marching bands, color guards, and dance teams, serving as a consultant and judge for numerous events. William loves living in Colorado and shares his life with his wife, Lisa.
Interim Chief Information Security Officer
Jill Fraser joined OIT as the Senior Director of Security Operations in January 2023 and was appointed interim Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) in September 2023.
Before coming to the state, Jill served as the Chief Information Security Officer for Jefferson County for nearly 11 years. She was responsible for managing the county’s enterprise cybersecurity program, which included policy and procedure guidance, continuous improvement of incident response capabilities, end-user awareness training and risk management. Jill concentrated on ensuring the county’s security program was a business
enabler by maintaining a sound cybersecurity strategy that supported productivity, growth and innovation.
Believing we are only as successful as the relationships we foster, Jill advocates for cross-organizational collaboration and the development of programs that improve the collective ability of governments to secure their data and services. Her work was instrumental in creating Colorado’s Whole of State Cyber Effort in 2018, which is focused on reducing the time, talent and resources needed for local governments and critical infrastructure partners to build and maintain strong cybersecurity programs that improve the overall strength of our state’s ecosystem.
A graduate of Hanover College, Jill has been in the information technology field for more than 20 years. She is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Certified Chief Information Security Officer (C-CISO).
In her free time, you can find Jill, her husband Craig and dog Whooligan enjoying Colorado’s beauty on foot, by bike and via travel van.
Chief People Officer
Bob Nogueira joined OIT in July 2019 as Chief People Officer, bringing over 30 years of experience leading organizations in internet start-ups, nonprofits, and international corporations. Bob’s leadership encompasses call centers, human resources, employee communications, leadership development, and nonprofit boards of directors. Bob is an adjunct faculty member in the Communication Management and Organizational Leadership graduate programs at the University of Denver.
Bob’s past senior leadership positions include roles with Comcast, Kaiser Permanente, Qwest Communications, and Merrill Lynch. He founded Nogueira Consulting & Coaching LLC in 2018 and has become a sought-after executive coach, public speaker, and consultant. Bob was a gubernatorial appointee to the Colorado Workforce Development Council for three years. As a community influencer, Bob chaired the board of directors for Colorado Health Network and was a board member for Spark the Change Colorado. As co-chair of the Career Services Board, Bob was one of five mayoral appointees to oversee the City and County of Denver’s Office of Human Resources. He holds accreditation in human resources, executive coaching, change management, and several individual development and team effectiveness tools and methodologies. With a passion for inspiring others to confidently engage and discover "what’s next", Bob’s infectious energy and curiosity amplifies the development and work of individuals and teams.
Bob earned his undergraduate degree in Communications from Kean University of New Jersey and his graduate degree in Communication Management & Organizational Leadership from the University of Denver. Born and raised in New York City, Bob has called Colorado home since 1992. He and his partner, Russ, live in Denver with their rescue dog, Cooper. Bob enjoys collecting memorable experiences through volunteering, travel, theater, music, learning, and teaching. As a (perhaps) too loyal Colorado Rockies fan, Bob considers Coors Field an aspirational second home.
Chief Technology Officer
Dr. Alex Pettit joined OIT in January 2020. As Chief Technology Officer, Alex keeps all systems operating, information flowing, applications advancing, and technology transforming. He guides further enhancements of our world-class IT infrastructure, the use of cloud services, and applications of modern technologies, such as blockchain and artificial intelligence (AI).
Before joining the State of Colorado, Alex served as the Chief Information Officer for the states of Oregon and Oklahoma, and most recently served as the Chief Architect for the Oregon Secretary of State. As a state CIO, Dr. Pettit was responsible for information and telecommunication systems for all state agencies for both Oklahoma and Oregon.
Dr. Pettit began his public career in 1998 in Denton, Texas as the first Chief Technology Officer for the city. He served in this capacity until October of 2008. He then worked for Marsh McLennan in the areas of business continuity planning strategy and vision, disaster recovery and business resumption planning. He served in that position until 2009 when he became a consultant for Brown University where he served as project manager for planning and coordination of Brown's data center upgrade.
In 2010, Governor of Oklahoma Brad Henry appointed Dr. Pettit as the State's first Chief Information Officer. As State CIO, Pettit served as a member of the Oklahoma Governor's Cabinet and participated in all state policy discussions and decisions. On January 6, 2011, Governor-elect Mary Fallin announced that she would retain Pettit as State CIO and as a member of her cabinet. Dr. Pettit sponsored the extended planning of the Oklahoma DHS modernization project (MOSAIC) and authored the unification of all IT services in the executive branch. Dr. Pettit left the State of Oklahoma in January, 2014 to assume the position of CIO for the State of Oregon, where he served at the pleasure of the Governor. In March of 2014, Dr. Pettit was appointed interim CIO for Cover Oregon, the agency responsible for the implementation of the Health Insurance Exchange in compliance with the Affordable Care Act. In his capacity with the state, he led the migration of the Oregon elections systems to Amazon Web Services.
Dr. Pettit earned his bachelors degree from the University of Wisconsin–Parkside and received a Masters of Business Administration from Loyola University of Chicago. In 2014, he completed his Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Information Sciences from the University of North Texas. Dr. Pettit is a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma International Honor Society.
Colorado Broadband Office Executive Director
Brandy Reitter joined the Colorado Broadband Office (CBO) in 2022 and is responsible for providing oversight and management of the office's programs and statewide strategy for broadband deployment. Her work includes educating community and industry leaders, supporting regional collaborations, fostering relationships with partners, and mobilizing resources to improve the access and affordability of high speed internet. She works to assist with policy and legislative development, serves on various broadband boards and supports the work of the office.
Her professional experience includes 15 years in local government management in cities and towns across the state of Colorado. As a former Town Manager, she built broadband programs in rural communities and has leveraged resources to deploy broadband in her communities. Her local government experience includes managing towns in Weld, Chaffee, Saguache and Eagle Counties. She has served in roles in public utilities, economic development and government operations in the City of Longmont, City and County of Denver and the Government of the District of Columbia. She has a Master of Public Administration from the University of Colorado Denver School of Public Affairs. In 2020, Brandy won the City Manager of the Year by the Colorado City County Managers Association and has been appointed to boards for several civic organizations.
Brandy is originally from Colorado and grew up in the Front Range. She moved to the high country 10 years ago and has lived in Summit, Chaffee and Eagle Counties. She calls the Town of Eagle her home and has spent most of her career in rural Colorado. In her free time, Brandy enjoys skiing, camping, running, mountain/dirt biking and rafting the Colorado and Arkansas Rivers. She enjoys these activities with her husband Chris and dog Tink.
Chief Communications Officer & Public Information Officer
Brandi Wildfang is a creative and energetic leader with more than 20 years of experience producing impactful internal and external marketing communications strategies that elevate brands and eloquently inform stakeholders. She passionately practices the art and science of marketing communications and is equipped with a broad spectrum of experience from both the public and private sectors. Brandi is truly honored to serve the State of Colorado and its residents.
As Chief Communications Officer & Public Information Officer (PIO), Brandi oversees the accurate and effective delivery of OIT communication to its employees, agency customers, state leaders, the Governor’s Office and Coloradans. An OIT brand champion, she is the first point of contact for media inquiries, is OIT's chief storyteller, and directs all crisis communication. Brandi also leads marketing efforts for the innovative myColoradoTM mobile app and Colorado Digital IDTM.
Brandi joined OIT in March 2014 and has served in multiple capacities. She developed OIT's first-ever brand strategy that highlighted the organization's value to its stakeholders and boosted employee engagement. Fun fact: OIT’s “Serving People. Serving Colorado.” tagline came directly from Brandi. She later moved into communications management positions supporting the Colorado Benefits Management System (CBMS) and Program Eligibility & Application Kit (PEAK). Brandi had a hand in CBMS crisis communication efforts and was instrumental in improving PEAK readability and usability. She also spearheaded the state’s PEAK customer usability study in 2017 and worked with the Lt. Governor’s Office and partner agencies to identify enhancements that dramatically improved the online customer experience.
Prior to joining the public sector, Brandi was Director of Brand Marketing at Regis University where she helped build a centralized marketing department from the ground up while simultaneously leading the school's inaugural university-wide brand study. While at Regis, Brandi oversaw the university's in-house marketing team and directed the strategy and rollout of highly successful brand campaigns in the Denver metro area, resulting in exponential social media growth and advertising awareness rates that exceeded top Colorado research institutions.
Brandi had the pleasure of working in other marketing roles at Regis University, Comcast, Time Warner Cable, and Gonzaga University. During her tenure at Gonzaga, she single-handedly redesigned the undergraduate admissions website, leading to its ranking of #7 out of more than 3,000 postsecondary institutions according to the National Research Center for College & University Admissions (NRCCUA) Enrollment Power Index® (EPI) in 2007.
In 2020, Brandi was recognized by Denver Business Journal as a 40 Under 40 winner. This honor is awarded to influential young professionals who demonstrate significant contributions to company success, civic engagement and community involvement, career achievements, and innovations. Brandi was also among the top 50 most influential young professionals honored by ColoradoBiz Magazine for their 2021 GenXYZ Awards.
Brandi holds bachelor's and master's degrees in business administration and marketing from Gonzaga University. Go Zags! She grew up in Washington state, studied abroad for a year in Florence, Italy, and migrated to the sunny beaches of San Diego before moving to Colorado in 2008. Brandi will always call the Pacific Northwest home, but she loves everything that Colorado has to offer! Brandi is a sports nut and enjoys camping, concerts, traveling, watersports, and any adventure that awaits. Above all, she loves making memories with her two kiddos.