DENVER – The Governor’s Office of Information Technology (OIT) has appointed Anthony (Antonio) Sean Martinez as the second-ever Executive Director to lead the Colorado Broadband Office.
Martinez will be responsible for driving the state’s broadband strategy, collaborating closely with the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade, Department of Local Affairs, Department of Regulatory Agencies and other state agencies. He will continue the state’s efforts to grow strong public and private sector relationships in communities to support broadband expansion throughout Colorado.
State Chief Information Officer and OIT Executive Director Anthony Neal-Graves said, “We are proud of the work the Colorado Broadband Office is doing to help bring reliable high-speed broadband to every community across the state. Broadband is an enabler of economic growth for our rural communities and is a vital tool for telehealth and remote education. I am pleased to have someone of Antonio’s caliber to lead these efforts.”
Martinez joins the state after serving 32 years in a myriad of federal leadership positions under six government administrations. He has served as a U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Dept. of Treasury Advisor to the Chief Operations Officer, U.S. Dept. of Energy Deputy Director, and most recently a Director at the U.S. Dept. of State.
A combat veteran, Martinez has served in Afghanistan, Iraq and North Africa. He is a fifth generation Colorado native from the San Luis Valley. Martinez graduated from Antonito High School, holds a Bachelor of Science from the United States Air Force Academy and earned a Master of Public Administration from Harvard University.