Pasadena IT Department Gets New Chief Information Officer

Phillip Leclair has been serving as acting CIO and now assumes a permanent position.

Phillip Leclair has been appointed to the position of Chief Information Officer in charge of the City of Pasadena’s Department of Information Technology. City Manager Michael Beck made the announcement yesterday.

“After more than 200 applicants and extensive interviews, we felt Phillip best matched our goals to help move Pasadena forward by using new and emerging technologies to meet our internal needs while also helping us become a more efficient, customer service organization,” Beck said.

Leclair had already been serving as the acting CIO, and is taking over his permanent duties immediately.  He will oversee 63 full-time employees and a $12.5 million budget.  He has worked for the City of Pasadena since 2008 as both the acting and Deputy Chief Information Officer for the Department of Information Technology, and prior to that worked for a private consulting group and the City of New York’s Finance Department.

“I'm honored to be appointed as the Chief Information Officer and I’m excited to continue implementing the City’s plans for leveraging innovative technology solutions that support City departments in delivering quality services to the community,” Leclair said.

Leclair has a master’s degree in Business Administration from New York University (NYU), and a bachelor’s degree from University of California, Berkeley.  He is originally from Mission Viejo, Calif. and currently resides in Burbank with his partner.  He enjoys world traveling, culinary adventures and supporting local causes. 


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