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David J. Elges

Chief Information Officer

David Elges brings more than 15 years of information technology experience from both public and private sectors to role as Chief Information Officer, where he oversees the City's Department of Innovation and Technology (DoIT).

Elges most recently served as Chief Information Officer for the District of Columbia Government, a position he held since 2016. In this role, he established the overall technology strategy and architecture to ensure that it was aligned with the District's growth and evolving needs. He developed and led IT strategic and operational planning by driving operations, fostering innovation, prioritizing IT initiatives, and coordinating the evaluation, deployment, and management of current and future IT systems and infrastructure.

Prior to his role at the District of Columbia Government, Elges served as the Director of IT Operations and Chief Data Officer at Strayer Education, Inc., where he oversaw an 80-member IT organization with a $20 million operating budget, $14 million in capital investments, and managed $12 million ERP project budget. There, he developed an agency-wide data strategy, budget formulation, key performance indicators, and division resources for information governance.

Elges has a bachelor's degree in Political Science from West Virginia Wesleyan College and a master's degree in Information Systems from Strayer University.