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Winkler named director of Information Technology for City of Boise

Alexandra Winkler. Submitted photo

Alexandra Winkler has been named director of the City of Boise’s Department of Information Technology, per recommendation by Boise Mayor Lauren McLean and approval by the city council. As the city’s chief information officer, Winkler will oversee a technology department with a team of more than 60 employees charged with application, website and geographic information system development, infrastructure management, project coordination, technology system implementation and internal network and computer customer support. In this role, Winkler will leverage her cross-domain experience in IT, product and consulting in addition to her background in government, health care, customer service and logistics to enable the city’s growth in the digital space. Winkler comes to the City of Boise with more than 20 years of experience in operational strategy, team leadership and management of transformation and technology projects and budgets in both the public and private sectors. Most recently, she served as senior director of product operations at Healthwise, a long-standing Boise nonprofit, where she facilitated scaling product development efforts and operationalized the company’s strategy. Her background also includes leading teams to develop backend platform capabilities at Healthwise and develop information technology requirements at an IT consultancy. She worked as a management consultant for Deloitte and served in the U.S. Air Force managing transformation projects and implementations. She has certifications and experience in project management, change management and lean process improvement. 

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