Meet the Joint Venture Team
Director, Smart Region Initiative
Jeff Lewis serves as the Director of Smart Region Initiative at Joint Venture. He is a veteran in the field of Information Technology and has a career that spans over thirty-eight years in public, private, and non-profit sectors including positions in local government, medical, and IT consulting. He has served as Chief Information Officer for multiple local government and non-profit agencies, is a founding member of the Government Technology Group.
As a CIO Jeff has led Smart City, broadband, IT strategic planning, enterprise architecture, policy, and research initiatives for local governments. Specific areas of responsibility included developing and advancing Smart City initiatives, digital government, security policy, innovation, and emerging technologies. During this tenure, he served as the lead executive for numerous enterprise IT initiatives, projects, and efforts to improve business processes.
Jeff is a lifetime member of the Municipal Information Systems Association of California (MISAC) and has won the MISAC Excellence award 10 years in a row for implementing best practices in local government. Jeff has served is a past President of MISAC, and currently serves on the Education and Smart City committees. He holds a BA in Computer Science with a concentration in business and an MPA from Stanislaus State University. He earned a certificate in the Governance of Enterprise Information Technology, and is a Certified Project Management Professional.