Governor Polis Thanks State CIO and OIT Executive Director Anthony Neal-Graves, Following Retirement Announcement

Tuesday, July 18, 2023


DENVER- Today, Governor Polis released a statement announcing the retirement of Anthony (Tony) Neal-Graves, the Chief Information Officer and Executive Director of the Office of Information (OIT), and thanked him for his leadership and dedication to serving Colorado. 

“Tony has dedicated his time at the Office of Information Technology to advancing broadband and Coloradans' access to information technology and, through his leadership, has greatly improved our state. Tony helped save people time and money by digitizing key government services, reducing technical debt, and protecting critical State systems. Additionally, he has worked to improve employee experiences and ensure every employee has a voice and feels valued,” said Governor Polis. “Thank you, Tony, for your service to Coloradans, and I wish you all the best in your well-deserved retirement.” 

“It has been a tremendous honor to work alongside such a committed and dedicated team at OIT while transforming technology in the state, making it easier for Coloradans to receive government services,” said Tony Neal-Graves. “I look forward to watching the state continue to grow its digital government services and award an unprecedented amount of funding for broadband expansion to ensure that every Coloradan has access to reliable, high-speed internet.”

Tony will remain with OIT until later this year, helping to ensure a smooth transition to the next executive director. The Governor’s office will begin the hiring process for a new CIO and executive director in the coming weeks.