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New Haven Appoints IT Veteran Michael Simeone as Chief Technology Officer to Strengthen Cybersecurity and Technology Initiatives

BySamantha Nguyen

Mar 25, 2024
First Chief Technology Officer appointed in New Haven, Conn.

Michael Simeone, with over 25 years of IT experience, has been appointed as the Chief Technology Officer for New Haven, Connecticut by Mayor Justin Elicker. In his new role, Simeone will be responsible for overseeing the city’s technology budget and integrating technology initiatives across different departments. He will work closely with Superintendent Madeline Negron to establish technology strategies and growth plans for the city’s Board of Education.

Simeone expressed his excitement for applying his information technology and cyber security expertise to guide the city’s day-to-day technology operations, support its technology and efficiency goals, and serve New Haven residents in this important role. His appointment comes after a business email compromise last June, where hackers stole $5.9 million in city funds related to a New Haven Public Schools bus contract. The incident was discovered when the company contacted the school district about a missing payment.

As part of his duties, Simeone will ensure the security of city systems and enhance technological capabilities to support ongoing technology initiatives that will benefit the residents of New Haven. He recently served as the Chief Information Officer for Bendett & McHugh, P.C., a Connecticut law firm representing large financial institutions. Simeone is confident that he will be able to make a significant impact on the city’s technological advancements in this crucial role.

By Samantha Nguyen

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