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City names new tech director

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The city of Springfield hired a new director of information systems.

Neil Slagle, who retired in 2017 from the state of Michigan Department of Technology Management & Budget, is scheduled to take the role in Springfield on Feb. 18, according to a news release. He succeeds Jeff Coiner, who last year was hired by Missouri State University as chief information officer.

Slagle moved to Springfield in 2019 to be closer to his parents, who live in Mountain Home, Arkansas.

“One can tell that the city of Springfield is involved in a lot of economic development. That requires coordination from different parts of the city and partnership with our citizens to be successful," Slagle said in the release. "I have been in Springfield for almost a year and continue to be surprised by what the city has to offer.”

As the city's information systems director, Slagle will be tasked with a department that supports nearly 400 software systems. The department oversees daily operations of the city's technology needs, involving 2,500 employees in 22 departments working in more than 100 buildings throughout Springfield and the surrounding areas.

Slagle's salary is $120,000, according to the release. He comes to the city with 23 years of experience in government.


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