Deputy Executive Director
Julia Richman
Julia Richman

Julia Richman, a seasoned IT leader with many years of experience in innovation and technology, joined OIT in February 2020 as the Chief Strategy Officer. She was appointed Deputy Executive Director in December 2020, and has oversight of OIT's business operations. Julia excels at large scale public sector transformations, specifically those related to mega-scale strategic initiatives and technology, and is thrilled to help drive change in one of America's most progressive and innovative states. Julia’s wide range of experience from the public and private sectors will be instrumental in bringing strategy, product management, business architecture, and communications together for enhanced stakeholder alignment.  

Prior to joining OIT, Julia was the Chief Innovation and Technology Officer for the City of Boulder. She joined the city in 2017 as the Chief Innovation and Analytics Officer and in 2018 assumed leadership of the city’s enterprise technology function as well. Under Julia’s combined leadership, an integrated innovation and technology function was created and overall organizational capacity improved. She worked to achieve city goals through programs and initiatives, focusing on high performance government, data driven decision making, operational effectiveness and efficiency, disruptive technology, a culture of innovation, Our Community as Resource, and enterprise technology. 

Prior to working for the City of Boulder, Julia spent a decade at Deloitte Consulting leading projects that advanced service and business operations strategies for her public sector clients. She worked with more than 30 states, universities, non-profits, and the federal government on large scale, enterprise-wide transformation efforts including restructuring, cost reduction, business processes improvement, operations improvement, enterprise governance, portfolio management, innovation, and organizational design.   

Julia is a Colorado native and community leader. She is a 2018 Colorado Governors Fellow, as well as a graduate of Leadership Denver and the Colorado Institute for Leadership Training. She is a mentor for Colorado-based Greenhouse Scholars and serves as part of the boards for both the Colfax Marathon and Colorado Smart Cities Alliance. She has also served on the Groundwork Denver Board of Directors. Julia graduated with a bachelor of art’s degree from Dartmouth College with a double major in Government and English modified with Art History. She earned a master’s degree in public policy analysis from Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago. An avid endurance athlete in hot pursuit of, and much failure at, a sub three-hour marathon, she has a willingness to engage her husband on any number of loony back-country adventures that turn into endurance events.