Gov. Polis announces Executive Director for Governor’s Office of Information Technology

[DENVER, CO] --  Today, Gov. Jared Polis announced the appointment of Dr. Theresa Szczurek as state chief information officer and executive director to lead the Governor’s Office of Information Technology (OIT). 

As State CIO, Szczurek will be responsible for the operation and delivery of information and communications technology services for over 31,000 state agency employees across 1,300 locations. She will lead more than 900 staff at OIT to support Executive Branch agencies with missions critical to "Serving people serving Colorado." Szczurek stands ready to jump boldly into this role and make a meaningful difference in the lives of Coloradans.

“Given the breadth and depth of Theresa’s IT experience and her entrepreneurial spirit, I am confident that she will continue to transform the technology landscape in Colorado,” said Governor Jared Polis.

"I look forward to building upon the great progress that has been made at OIT these past years in providing innovative IT solutions and reliable service delivery to its customers, Szczurek said. “I am honored to help Gov. Polis deliver on his vision and maintain Colorado’s position as a national leader in government technology."

Szczurek is a co-founder and former Chief Executive Officer of Boulder-based Radish Systems, LLC. Radish 2.0, an award-winning private enterprise software firm, was launched to develop the innovative ChoiceView® – a visual interactive voice response, visual phonebot, visual chatbot, and live assistance platform. This new product is revolutionizing how people use their mobile devices to buy products, receive complex information, conduct business, and obtain customer support or technical assistance. 

Szczurek’s first day is January 9. 

Photo available upon request.



About the Governor’s Office of Information Technology 

The Colorado Governor's Office of Information Technology (OIT) is responsible for the operation and delivery of information and communications technology services and innovation across the Executive Branch agencies in the State of Colorado. OIT drives innovative technology solutions, provides quality service, and supports the agencies whose missions are so critical to serving Coloradans. We do this by overseeing technology initiatives at the state level, recommending strategies and maximizing efficiencies of service delivery in a cost-effective manner through the application of enterprise technology solutions. Our enterprise approach also enables the agile delivery of new applications to state agencies that improve citizen access to government services while increasing accountability and transparency.

Find OIT online at, on the #StateofCO IT blog, and on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

Media Contact: 
Brandi Simmons
Chief Communications Officer & PIO