Ryan Trujillo Hired as Deputy Chief of Staff

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. —   Ryan Trujillo has been named Deputy Chief of Staff for the City of Colorado Springs, it was announced today. Trujillo has been with the City since 2014, most recently in the position of director of support services. Along with providing support to the Chief of Staff, the Deputy Chief of Staff is responsible for managing a number of city departments, strategic projects and key initiatives. 

“As our director of support services, Ryan brings a track record of successfully taking on complex city issues and seeking out innovative and creative solutions,” Mayor John Suthers said. “As a highly respected leader, Ryan will bring incredible energy and a solution-oriented approach to the role, and I look forward to his continued contributions to our leadership team.”

Prior to joining the City, Trujillo spent eight years in the private sector working for a global manufacturer, Holcim, where he worked in procurement, commodities, project management and renewable energy.  He began his career with the City as a contract compliance manager overseeing several citywide contracts. He was then promoted to Innovation & Sustainability manager where he led and implemented a variety of strategic initiatives, such as the smart citySmart Cities utilize technology and the Internet of Things to address challenges facing our community and improve the quality of life for our citizens, particularly in the areas of connectivity, energy, and resilience. Colorado Springs identified four organizational pillars to implement a vision for Smart Cities: Energy and utilities, transportation and mobility, City services, and buildings and sustainability. and sustainability programs. In January 2020, Ryan became the director of Support Services with the responsibility of leading the Office of Innovation, Facility Maintenance Division, Fleet Maintenance Division and Office Services. 

“I’m honored and humbled to have been selected by Mayor Suthers and Chief of Staff Jeff Greene for the Deputy Chief of Staff position,” said Trujillo. “Under the bold leadership of this administration, the City is on a very positive trajectory, and I look forward to being a part of it in my new role. I’m dedicated to delivering positive results for the City of Colorado Springs in close collaboration with other City leaders, key stakeholders and the broader community.”

Ryan has a BA in Business Administration from Colorado College and an MBA from Regis University. He also serves on the Board and Executive Committee for the Colorado Smart Cities Alliance and is an honorary commander for the United States Air Force Academy. Personally, Ryan is a Colorado native and grew up just south of Colorado Springs in Penrose, CO. He is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys spending quality time with family and friends. Above all, he enjoys being a husband to his wife Rhiannon, and a father to his four young children. 

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