L.A.’s IT Chief Headed Back to Riverside

The County of Riverside has hired Los Angeles Information Technology Agency General Manager Steve Reneker to head its Information Technology Department once again. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced Reneker’s departure Friday, effective May 1.

Reneker held the Riverside County Chief Information Officer position from 1997 to 2003. He also directed IT for the City of Riverside between 2005 and 2012. He has headed Los Angeles’ technology department for the past three years, overseeing a budget of $92 million.

“We are very pleased to welcome Steve Back,” said Riverside County Board of Supervisors Chair Marion Ashley. “He already knows Riverside County and most of its top officials, and he knows how to improve IT through innovation.”

That innovation was on full display during his tenure in Los Angeles. Reneker spearheaded the creation of a new computer recycling program, the launch of the MyLA311 cell phone application, and the transfer of city data to a cloud-based system.

“Steve Reneker guided our city’s technology strategy through a critical transition, helping us leave behind legacy hardware and software solutions and move boldly into today’s more agile technology,” said Mayor Garcetti. “I appreciate his commitment to public service and understand his desire to return to working closer to home." 

Read more about Reneker’s return to Riverside County here.