Innovation & Technology

Chief Information Officer Reenie Askew

Reenie Askew leads a team of information technology professionals, dedicated to improving business and citizen-facing services through better management of Innovation & Technology assets and services.

Charlotte is the sixteenth most-populous city in the United States with more than 870,000 residents. As the employer of choice for more than 8,000 employees, the City of Charlotte strives to be a remarkable place to live, work, learn and play. The Innovation & Technology department supports that mission as it impacts every aspect of City business – and every City resident – from utilities to public safety, financial operations to transportation.

As the City’s CIO, Askew oversees technology innovation, strategic planning and critical operations. She is focused on shaping the City's technology vision, strategy and performance, building on Charlotte’s reputation as a top-ranked digital city that leverages technology to enhance the citizen experience, boost efficiencies, and increase government transparency and innovation. She is raising the level and quality of service through standardization of process, service transparency and staff development, always recognizing the importance of building people to achieve sustainable results.

Askew is a key driver of transformational change, instrumental in leading complex business and technology activities. She is skilled at facilitating projects consisting of diverse teams, technologies, and business requirements, and her peers admire her ability to see a vision through to fruition. Askew is known for helping professionals and those new to the workforce build self-confidence, encouraging them to pursue life-changing education and career opportunities. 

Askew took on the role of the City’s Chief Information Officer (CIO) in March 2019. She came to Charlotte from Houston, where she served as Deputy CIO. Askew is a member of the Society for Information Management (SIM), SIM Women's Network, Houston Evanta CIO Governing Body, and she has been recognized as a Top Women in Technology honoree.  She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Management Information Systems from the University of Pittsburgh.

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​Department Leadership

Reenie Askew
Chief Information Officer​

Brad Dunkle

Deputy CIO​

Richard Adkins
Airport Technology Manager

Crystal Cody
Public Safety Technology Director

Bert Davis
Technology Services Officer​

Rebecca Hefner
Data & Analytics Officer

Deepak Jha
Enterprise Applications Division Manager

Randy Moulton
Chief security officer​

Al Newman
Enterprise architect​

Sandra Oliver
Technology Services Officer