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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Neil Slagle has been named the City of Springfield’s Director of Information Systems (IS), effective Feb. 18. This position is critical in leading the City’s technology needs, including those that directly affect daily operations, both emergency and routine citizen services. The IS Department serves approximately 2,500 employees across 22 departments, located in over 100 buildings throughout the City and surrounding areas. The department supports nearly 400 software systems.
Slagle comes to Springfield, following a 2017 retirement from the state of Michigan Department of Technology Management & Budget. He has over 23 years of experience in government, where he managed several different state agency information technology programs for the state of Michigan including the Department of Corrections, Department of the Attorney General and Department of Treasury.
In 2001, he was a member of the team to consolidate all of the information technology from 19 state agencies into a newly formed department. As part of the consolidation effort, he received two Michigan Governor awards for statewide data center consolidation and implementation of a new enterprise security strategy. He is a former United States Marine, having served two tours supporting air traffic control systems for several Marine air control squadrons.
Slagle received his bachelor of science degree in physics from Michigan State University and a master’s in business administration from the University of Michigan. He and his wife Linda have two grown sons. He recently moved from Michigan to Springfield in 2019 to be closer to his parents, who live in Mountain Home, Arkansas.
Slagle grew up in a military family, moving frequently, but spent the most of his life in Texas. His biggest impression of Springfield so far has been one of a busy, thriving place.
“One can tell that the City of Springfield is involved in a lot of economic development. That requires coordination from different parts of the city, and partnership with our citizens to be successful. I have been in Springfield for almost a year and continue to be surprised by what the city has to offer.”
Slagle’s salary is $120,000.
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For more information, contact Director of Public Information & Civic Engagement Cora Scott at 417-380-3352 or [email protected].