Laake Has Officially Moved into Austin CIO Role
The capital city has made it official: Kerrica Laake will lead the city’s IT efforts. Laake has experience both in the city and with community-owned Austin Energy.
Laake heads up Communications and Technology Management (CTM), which manages multiple programs and central services across the city.
She served as deputy CIO from October 2021 to March of this year and previously worked as an IT director at Austin Energy. She holds a communications degree from the University of Texas at Austin, according to her LinkedIn profile.
CTM provides IT to city departments and some entities in Travis County. Responsibilities include:
- Communications and technology management
- Wireless communication services
- The Combined Transportation, Emergency and Communications Center (CTECC)
- The Greater Austin/Travis County Regional Radio System (GATRRS)
Austin’s former CIO, Chris Stewart, spoke recently with Industry Insider — Texas about his goals as a consultant with Resolute Executive Consulting.