Governor Polis Announces Update to Cabinet

Thursday, November 16, 2023

DENVER -  Governor Jared Polis announced an update to his cabinet today.

“I am thrilled to announce David Edinger will lead the Office of Information Technology and want to thank Tony Neal-Graves for his impactful tenure and commitment to public service,” said Governor Polis. “David’s passion for technology is driven by its ability to accelerate innovation and grant people easier access to the services they need.”

Anthony Neal-Graves has served as Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Executive Director of OIT since 2020. During his tenure as Executive Director, Tony has made tremendous progress in modernizing the state's mainframe without disrupting services. He has adapted the state government for the digital age by reaching 1.27 million myColorado app users, connecting blind and low-vision Coloradans with a visual interpreting service to remove barriers to state services, and receiving nearly $1 billion in federal broadband funding to help support digital equity and connect 99% of residents to high-speed internet. Finally, he has transformed how OIT provides IT services to state agencies, including through the recent launch of the ServiceHub, the State of Colorado’s new and modern customer IT portal.

Beginning Monday, November 20, 2023, David will serve as the Executive Director of the Colorado Office of Information Technology. Joining the state, from the City and County of Denver, David brings a wealth of knowledge and experience that will continue to ensure the state of Colorado provides equitable access to government services. 

“I’m honored to join Governor Polis’ talented team and lead OIT in supporting Colorado’s priorities. With so many challenges and opportunities in both government and technology, there isn’t a more exciting place to be,” said David Edinger. “I’m honored that Governor Polis has given me the opportunity to serve all Coloradans. When you combine great people with technology and a spirit of innovation, good things happen. I can’t wait to lean into the employee-led transformation already underway at OIT.”

During his tenure at the City and County of Denver, which began in 2008, David served in a variety of capacities starting with his work to improve public safety operations. As Chief Performance Officer starting in 2011, David created Peak Performance, the national model for employee-led innovation, establishing Denver as the center for excellence in government innovation. As CIO since 2018, David led the effort to reduce major incidents, virtualize the workforce operations during the pandemic, and leverage technology to improve city performance across all agencies and departments.  He was named 2023’s CIO of the year by the Colorado Technology Association.  Prior to public service, David was the co-founder and CEO of Broadwing LLC, a private equity startup, and consulted across the globe. David earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Michigan and gained his MBA from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia.