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Matthew Arvay Named City of Phoenix Chief Information OfficerMatthew Arvay Named City of Phoenix Chief Information Officer<div class="ExternalClass829C23B4669C4BEB9883153E855B9A33"><p>​</p><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:100%;"><p>The city of Phoenix has named Matthew Arvay as the new Chief Information Officer (CIO). Arvay has spent nearly two decades in municipal government with the last 12 years as a CIO with an award winning proven track record featuring forward thinking accomplishments.</p><p>Most recently, Arvay has been the CIO at Virginia Beach, Virginia. During his tenure, he led the creation of Virginia Beach's inaugural five-year Master Technology Plan and six-year infrastructure modernization and lifecycle management plan, earning the city repeated top appearances on the America's Top Digital Cities annual rankings.</p><p>"Mr. Arvay is known for connecting communities digitally and his role in Phoenix will be to link residents and visitors to government services and advance the business of the city," said Ed Zuercher, Phoenix City Manager. "His commitment to public service and strengthening technology within cities will ensure Phoenix remains a digital leader." </p><p>In April, Arvay received the 2016 Transformational Leadership Award of Excellence from the Business Relationship Management Institute for his role in demonstrating outstanding creativity and leadership to make a notable difference.</p><p>Most recently he led an initiative to partner with Microsoft and Facebook making Virginia Beach the selection site for the highest-capacity subsea cable to ever cross the Atlantic, and the first to connect the U.S. to southern Europe. The cable, known as MAREA, will run from Virginia Beach to Bilbao, Spain attracting domestic and international businesses that rely on fiber optic communications capabilities.</p><p>"I am delighted to be joining Phoenix to work collaboratively to modernize and grow the infrastructure," Arvay said.  "It is exciting to see a city so ripe with growth in both the technology and biomedical fields. I look forward to being at the helm to drive this innovative growth and digital transformation."</p><p>Arvay will begin in January and oversee a staff of 170 in Phoenix's Information Technology Department while directing the information and data integrity of the city, and for all information technology functions.  Arvay earned both a master's degree in geography and planning and a bachelor's degree from the University of Akron. He is one of 150 people worldwide to receive a Special Achievement Award in GIS from Environmental Systems Research Institute, the nation's leading GIS software company.</p></td></tr></tbody></table></div>11/9/2016 7:45:00 PMTamra Ingersoll602-262-4481