SIPA Board Announces Interim Executive Director
The Colorado Statewide Internet Portal Authority (SIPA) announced today that Gregg Rippy will join SIPA as Interim Executive Director until a full-time executive can be brought on board.
“The Board is pleased that Gregg Rippy is able to join the team and assist SIPA during this transition,” said Jack Arrowsmith, Chairman of the SIPA Board. “Gregg has been involved with SIPA in the past and he will be able to step in and have a positive impact immediately.”
Gregg was SIPA’s first Executive Director in 2004 and again served in that role from 2005 to 2009. During his time as Executive Director he set up the original partnership agreements, positioned SIPA for growth, and was responsible for the creation of the first official state web portal - www.colorado.gov. Prior to SIPA he had many roles in state and local government agencies across Colorado including being a State Representative from Glenwood Springs, serving on the Western State College Board, and being President of the Federal Mineral Lease District for Garfield County.
“SIPA is a wonderful organization and I am happy to be able to assist the organization during this transition. My goal is to provide a steady hand and allow the SIPA team members to continue to focus on its customers and provide the best service possible,” Rippy said. “SIPA is a great asset to Colorado and its role in providing innovative solutions to local and state government agencies is unique."
Gregg will start as Interim Executive Director on June 27, 2014 and will work with the Board of Directors to recruit a permanent Executive Director. For more information please visit SIPA’s website (www.colorado.gov/sipa) and follow them on social media. Any questions regarding this transition can be directed to SIPA’s Communication and Customer Manager, Meghan Stinton at 720-409-5636 or firstname.lastname@example.org.