The City of Lee’s Summit was pleased to announce on Wednesday, April 16, that Cathy Loveland has been appointed the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) in the organization’s Office of Information Technology.
“I am honored to be given the opportunity to step into this leadership role at the City,” said Loveland.” “There is a great group of talented professionals in the Office of Information Technology where everyone plays a vital role in providing central management of information technology throughout this entire organization. I am extremely proud to be a part of ensuring the success of this critical function for the City,” she said.
Loveland, who is the City’s assistant director, Application Management Services, has been serving as the City’s acting CTO since the resignation of Randy Dickey in November 2013. Her new position as CTO is effective immediately and she will continue to manage Application Management Services at this time.
“We are fortunate to have an excellent internal candidate to continue the strategic planning, management and financial administration of the organization’s technology division,” said Lee’s Summit City Manager Stephen Arbo. “Cathy has already proven herself as an organizational leader by helping to ensure a smooth transition and implementation of the division re-organization that Council approved last fall. She has good working knowledge of our technology services and places great emphasis on relationships and understanding the needs of each department and the organization as a whole,” said Arbo.
In her new role, Loveland is responsible for overseeing the Office of Information Technology for the City. This includes a staff of 28 and an annual budget of $3.5 million.
She has a wide range of experience in the information technology field having played an instrumental role in many of the City’s major technology enhancements, including the City website redesign, application/permit tracking system replacement, and enterprise resource planning system implementation.