By: Andrew Robinson | Louisville Business First
Beth Niblock, chief information officer for Louisville-Jefferson County Metro Government, has been hired by the city of Detroit to be its chief information officer and to help implement digital strategy as that city works to revitalize itself.
Niblock’s last day with Metro Government will be Feb. 14. She joined Metro Government in 2003.
Niblock was part of a team assembled by the White House a few months ago to provide assistance and advice to Detroit following its bankruptcy, according to a news release.
“It was a difficult decision to leave Louisville, my hometown, but I am energized by the challenge of being a part of the team to rebuild Detroit,” Niblock said in a news release.
In 2011, Niblock was named one of Government Technology magazine’s “Top Doers and Dreamers for 2011.”
The award honored 25 people who make government operations better by using technology to increase efficiency and improve services, Business First previously reported.
Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that an evaluation of the leadership needs of the information technology department will be completed before any search process to replace Niblock begins. Fischer named Tim Welsh, Metro Government deputy director of technology services, interim leader of the department.