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.
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.
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.