FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tuesday, February 16, 2021


CONTACT: Brandi Simmons | brandi.simmons@state.co.us 

 

Announcing the New Executive Director of the Colorado Broadband Office


DENVER – The Governor’s Office of Information Technology (OIT) has appointed Anthony (Antonio) Sean Martinez as the second-ever Executive Director to lead the Colorado Broadband Office. 

 

Martinez will be responsible for driving the state’s broadband strategy, collaborating closely with the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade, Department of Local Affairs, Department of Regulatory Agencies and other state agencies. He will continue the state’s efforts to grow strong public and private sector relationships in communities to support broadband expansion throughout Colorado.

 

State Chief Information Officer and OIT Executive Director Anthony Neal-Graves said, “We are proud of the work the Colorado Broadband Office is doing to help bring reliable high-speed broadband to every community across the state. Broadband is an enabler of economic growth for our rural communities and is a vital tool for telehealth and remote education. I am pleased to have someone of Antonio’s caliber to lead these efforts.”

 

Martinez joins the state after serving 32 years in a myriad of federal leadership positions under six government administrations. He has served as a U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Dept. of Treasury Advisor to the Chief Operations Officer, U.S. Dept. of Energy Deputy Director, and most recently a Director at the U.S. Dept. of State. 

 

A combat veteran, Martinez has served in Afghanistan, Iraq and North Africa. He is a fifth generation Colorado native from the San Luis Valley. Martinez graduated from Antonito High School, holds a Bachelor of Science from the United States Air Force Academy and earned a Master of Public Administration from Harvard University. 

 

Photo available upon request.


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About the Colorado Broadband Office 

The Colorado Broadband Office within the Governor’s Office of Information Technology was created to lead a statewide effort to expand broadband coverage and capacity for all Coloradans. Access to affordable and reliable broadband service is critical to advancing Colorado’s economic growth and competitiveness. High-speed broadband service helps create new jobs and attract new industries, expands markets for new and existing businesses, enables Coloradans to better access educational opportunities and resources, facilitates the delivery of health care services, and helps protect the public’s safety. Greater deployment of broadband services and infrastructure will improve long-term quality of life for many Coloradans and will ensure our state continues to compete on the global stage. 

 

Find the Colorado Broadband Office online at broadband.co.gov.

 

About the Governor’s Office of Information Technology

The Colorado Governor's Office of Information Technology (OIT) is a dynamic organization responsible for the operation and delivery of information and communications technology services and driving innovation across Executive Branch agencies in the State of Colorado. OIT delivers smart technology solutions, provides quality customer service, and supports state agencies whose missions are critical to serving Coloradans. OIT oversees technology initiatives at the state level and recommends strategies to maximize efficiencies and offer cost-effective services through the application of enterprise technology solutions. The Office’s enterprise approach also enables the agile delivery of new applications to state agencies that improve the overall customer experience and citizen access to government services while increasing accountability and transparency.

 

OIT is also home to the Office of Information Security and the Colorado Broadband Office, and manages the Public Safety Communications Network which includes the Digital Trunked Radio System, a statewide wireless system that enables direct communications between first responders and agencies. 

 

Find OIT online at Colorado.gov/OIT, and on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.