ABILENE, Texas — The City of Abilene announced Robert von Wolffradt as its chief information officer Monday.

Von Wolffradt comes to Abilene after working in both the public and private sectors, including serving as the chief information officer for the states of Iowa and Wyoming. He was a chief master sergeant with the United States Air Force with 21 years of service.

“Mr. von Wolffradt will lead the City’s efforts to better leverage technology to serve our citizens as Abilene’s first Chief Information Officer,” Abilene City Manager Robert Hanna, said. “Previously, the City’s Information Technology Division did not always have a seat at the table and wasn’t always brought into high level discussions on technology. Bob will lead a team of dedicated professionals and will ensure that the City’s acquisition and implementation of technology is strategically focused and well executed.”

He will begin work this month.