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Mayor Tim Keller Announces Three Leadership Appointments

Leaders bring experience, new vision to existing positions.

November 16, 2018

Mayor Tim Keller announced three new appointments for existing city positions, with Brian Osterloh to serve as Director of Technology and Innovation, Shana Runck to serve as Manager of the Child and Family Development Division of Family and Community Services, and Olivia Padilla-Jackson to serve as City Budget Officer. These three leadership positions all play important roles in Mayor Keller’s commitment to turn government inside out and step up for Albuquerque kids.

“We recognize our existing talent inside the city and are glad to promote Brian and Olivia into their new roles. Brian has proved that innovative thinking can make it easier for residents to access information. Olivia is committed to the taxpayers and will continue to bring transparency and accountability to the City’s finances,” said Mayor Tim Keller. “We are also pleased to bring in strong outside talent. Shana’s strengths will make sure our youngest residents and their families have the tools they need to succeed.”

Brian Osterloh, Director of Technology and Innovation

Brian Osterloh was appointed to serve as the Director of Technology and Innovation after serving as Interim Director during the nationwide search and as Deputy Director prior to that. The Department of Technology and Innovation encompasses Enterprise Resource Planning, Networking-Systems, and Applications and the citizen contact center 311. Osterloh is known for his forward-thinking approach, expertise in technology, and commitment to a customer-oriented focus.

“In this position, I hope to further the vision of making technology available for all parts of our City to support everyone,” Osterloh said. “We don’t support servers or cables or laptops or software – we support people.”

Since Osterloh first began with the City in 2003, he has overseen the implementation of the City’s first CRM application in support of 311, helped guide technological services to national and award-winning recognition, and lead City initiatives in innovative resources and tools such as Alexa service requests, Cognos transparency, and open data reports, Where’s My Bus and Where2Vote, among others.

Osterloh is also the president of the New Mexico Association of USATF, and a youth assistant coach with Albuquerque Athletics Track.

Olivia Padilla-Jackson, City Budget Officer

Olivia Padilla-Jackson will serve as City Budget Officer, overseeing the City’s Budget, Strategic Planning and Performance operations. She previously served the City as Deputy Director of Finance, where she was integral in overseeing and managing the City’s Financial and Administrative Services department. She assisted the City with strategic planning, performance, and economic analysis of the city’s operating budget, which exceeds $500 million on an annual basis.

In her new role, she aims to bring accountably, transparency, efficiency and fairness to the city’s finances.

“In my time at the City, I have seen our economy thrive and I have seen low points, but what I can tell you is that we’re committed to making sure each taxpayer dollar is used wisely,” said Olivia Padilla-Jackson, the new City Budget Officer. “Albuquerque is a great place to be, and I want to use my experience to revolutionize the way we look at budgets and outcomes at the City.”

Padilla-Jackson previous experience includes work as a Trader/Analyst at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and Director of the New Mexico State Board of Finance.  She also worked for the New Mexico Legislative Finance Committee conducting economic, policy, and budget analysis.  Padilla-Jackson received a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of New Mexico and a Master’s degree in Public Policy from the University of Michigan.  She is a board member for the Sandia Foundation, the Hispano Philanthropic Society Council and Board President of Manzano Day School.

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Shana Runck, Child and Family Development Division Manager

Shana Runck will oversee the City’s Early Head Start, Early Pre-K, Pre-K, and Preschool programs. Runck has extensive community outreach experience in childhood development as a New Mexico Pre-K program manager and as part of the leadership team of the Pueblo of Laguna Head Start program.  Most recently, she served as the assistant vice president of financial capability and community relations at the Nusenda Foundation.  She has also served as an adjunct professor at Central New Mexico Community College.

“If my focus on early childhood education has taught me one thing, it’s that every child has the potential to do amazing things. It’s my goal to make sure Albuquerque kids have a solid start to achieve success and thrive,” said Shana Runck, newly appointed Child and Family Division Manager.

The City’s Early Childhood Development program provides children from birth to 5 years a safe, quality, and learning environment at 25 child development centers throughout Albuquerque. The support offered from the program for children and their families creates a lasting impact on all aspects of Albuquerque’s growth.

To learn more about Albuquerque’s Early Childhood Development programs, visit the Family and Community Services website.