Innovation and Technology


Danielle DuMerer CIO and Commissioner

Danielle DuMerer, CIO & Commissioner

  • 312.742.1221

Danielle is CIO and Commissioner of the Department of Innovation and Technology. Most recently Danielle was the City’s Chief Technology Officer, leading efforts to leverage data and technology to make government more effective, efficient, and innovative.

During her tenure at the City, she directed many of the City’s digital transformation initiatives, established the City’s internationally-recognized open data program, and led digital inclusion efforts to expand access to technology resources and digital skills training.

Before joining the City of Chicago, Danielle developed K-12 educational technology products at the McGraw-Hill Companies. She also worked in the Library and Archives field, serving a variety of educational and non-profit organizations to promote equitable access to and preservation of information resources.

Danielle holds a Master of Library Science from the University of Maryland, College Park and a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and Rhetoric from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

She lives in Chicago with her husband and daughter.

Office of the CIO

Laticia Latham    Executive Assistant to the CIO & CTO 312.744.0240
Carleton Nolan Chief Technology Officer & First Deputy Commissioner 312.744.3963

Enterprise Applications

Carleton Nolan Managing Deputy CIO, Enterprise Applications 312.744.3963
Derrick Brownlee IT Director, Customer Relationship Management  312.744.8129
Rachelle Hendele IT Director, Health & Human Services  312.744.6099
Adrian Molato  IT Director, HR & Finance 312.744.5318
Eric Tenfelde IT Director, Inspections & Permitting  312.742.3765

Software Development & GIS  

Doug Hurdelbrink IT Director, Software Development & GIS 312.744.9030

Technical Operations

Roderick Warren IT Director, Technical Operations 312.742.6703
Kevin Kirby Manager of Network & Telecommunications 312.744.2502

Information Security

  Chief Information Security Officer  

Planning, Policy & Management

Stacey Mansker-Young IT Director, Planning, Policy & Management 312.742.0530

Data Science

  Chief Data Officer  


Jason Kunesh Design Director   312.744.7610

Finance & Administration

Yolanda Gardner Director of Finance & Administration    312.744.7560

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