Longtime Philadelphia Technologist Is Elevated to CIO

April 2, 2024 | by magnews24.com

Philadelphia Mayor Cherelle L. Parker has appointed a new technology leader, the city announced Monday.

Longtime executive Melissa Scott has been named the city’s new chief information officer.

Headshot of Melissa Scott, Philadelphia CIO, in black top with black and white sweater over light background.

Philadelphia CIO Melissa Scott

Scott succeeds Mark Wheeler, who had served as CIO since September 2018. Wheeler announced his departure in June; when he stepped down, Chief Operating Officer Sandra Carter stepped up as interim CIO.

“My vision for the Parker administration is a smart, interconnected government, where technology and innovation help produce better, more efficient delivery of services to every resident of Philadelphia,” Parker said in a city press release, indicating Scott’s IT experience makes her the “right person” for the work.

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