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Lea Eriksen


Long Beach, CA

Lea Eriksen is the Director of Technology and Innovation and CIO of the City of Long Beach. The City of Long Beach is recognized as a Top 10 Digital City by the Center for Digital Government. Lea is in charge of implementing the City’s technology vision, developing a staff of 197 FTE and managing a $73 million budget. With over 25 years of experience working in local government, Lea’s background includes positions related to economic development, budget and finance, and technology. Prior to her current role, Lea served as the City of Long Beach’s budget manager and assistant finance director. Before joining the City of Long Beach, Lea spent 16 years with the City of Cincinnati. She has an MBA from Xavier University and graduated cum laude from Miami University. Lea also has extensive experience serving on non-profit boards and committees, including Southern California Society of Information Management, Innovate@UCLA and the Long Beach Transit Board. Lea is passionate about advancing digital equity and using emerging technology and data to solve civic challenges in Long Beach.

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