NEW ORLEANS, LA – Today, Chief Information Officer Allen Square announced that he will leave his post on April 7, 2013. He is leaving after four years of service to pursue a position with PosiGen, a local solar panel company.
Square has served as the City’s Chief Information Officer since May 2010. In this capacity, he has led the Information Technology and Innovation Department to stabilize and build a strong technology foundation for the City. Square has also partnered with departments to drive innovation and to develop a culture of performance improvement and customer service across City departments.
“Allen has led several key technology projects that have created efficiency across City government,” said Mayor Mitch Landrieu. “He played a major role in improving customer service through the launch of NOLA311, and he led the efforts to modernize the City’s website and streamline internal City services. I want to personally thank Allen for his hard work and service on behalf the people of New Orleans.”
“Not only has Allen brought integrity and credibility to the City’s IT department, he has produced tremendous results while reducing spending,” said Deputy Mayor and Chief Administrative Officer Andy Kopplin. “In addition, his leadership of the City’s innovation team has helped the City improve collections and save money in several departments while launching new initiatives like Blightstatus and NOLA311 that use technology to improve customer service."
Square stated, “It has been a tremendous honor to serve the people of New Orleans.”
Upon Square’s departure, Ed Kerkow, who has served as Deputy Chief Information Officer since July 2012, will serve as interim Chief Information Officer. Eric Seling, who has served as Service and Innovation Manager since May 2011, will manage the Innovation Team on an interim basis.