Boulder on Tuesday announced Jennifer Douglas would be the city’s next chief innovation and technology officer, starting in the position June 15.

Douglas has more than 20 years of information technology and strategy experience, a city news release said. She most recently served as the deputy chief customer officer with the Colorado Governor’s Office of Information Technology, a role in which she directed and executed state systems and defined stated information technology strategies and projects.

“Jennifer’s strong innovation and strategy experience in both the private and public sectors provides an opportunity for the city to maximize opportunities to rethink government processes to better serve the community and to help the city become more effective and efficient in its use of technology and data,” City Manager Jane Brautigam stated in the release. “This position will play an essential role in moving more city services to an e-government environment that is available 24/7.”

The position was filled after Julia Richman left the city to lead the state office from which Douglas is coming.

Douglas will now set the city’s innovation and technology strategy by collaborating with other city departments and community and external partners.

She holds a master’s degree in business administration from Babson College, Franklin W. Olin Graduate School of Business and a bachelor of arts degree in professional studies from Northern University of Vermont. She is working toward a doctorate in organization and performance change from Colorado State University, the release said.