October 26, 2022  

Kamal Baker  

Mayor Carter Appoints New Director of 
Saint Paul Office of Technology and Communications  

Incoming Director Jaime Wascalus joins City with more than
two decades of experience in technology sector


SAINT PAUL, MN – Today, Mayor Carter announced the appointment of Jaime Wascalus to head Saint Paul’s Office of Technology and Communications (OTC) as Director and Chief Information Officer (CIO). She joins the City of Saint Paul with more than two decades of experience in the technology sector, having served the past 10 years at the University of Minnesota.  

“Jaime’s long list of professional accomplishments and extensive leadership experience demonstrates the immense value she will bring,” said Mayor Carter. “We are thrilled to welcome her to our team.” 

“I am thrilled to be joining the Office of Technology and Communications and to serve the City of Saint Paul,” said Jaime Wascalus. “I look forward to meeting the wonderful people who support technology and communications initiatives and collaborating with partners across the City to leverage data and technology to build a City that is safe and welcoming for all.” 

Jaime Wascalus began her career as an application developer and IT Project Manager at SRA, International (now General Dynamics) where she managed a $2.5 million annual budget to support IT services for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star program.  

Prior to her appointment to serve as OTC Director and CIO, Jaime served as a Chief Information Officer at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities since 2018. There, she led the information technology strategy and operations supporting the Academic Support Resources’ mission to make a positive difference in the lives of students. In that role she led IT teams that supported over 50,000 students across five campuses throughout their university experience, including cloud-first student technology tool transformation, student data and analytics initiatives, student enterprise resource planning, and application development. Jaime holds a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics and German from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.  

In her role as Director and CIO of OTC, Jaime will be responsible for planning and administrative work in the direction, development, coordination, and implementation of enterprise-wide information services, business and resident outreach efforts, and City communications technology. She will start on November 9, 2022.  

The Mayor also announced that Stefanie Horvath will join OTC to serve as Deputy Director and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). In this role, she will focus on supporting cybersecurity.  

“In our increasingly digital world, maintaining cybersecurity is more important than ever,” said Mayor Carter. “Stefanie’s expertise in this area will help our City operations and our community remain safe and secure.” 

“There are few female Chief Information Security Officers, so this opportunity is especially meaningful,” said Stefanie Horvath. “I will work hard with the team to build a cybersecurity and resiliency program that supports our community.” 

Stefanie will join the City with more than 15 years of experience in Information Communication Technology and IT security. Since 2018, she has served as Chief Business Technology Officer at Minnesota IT Services. Since 2003, she has served as a member of the Minnesota Army National Guard, which has included deployments in Kosovo and Iraq, and was promoted to the rank of Brigadier General in 2019. She concurrently serves as Assistant to the Director of Operations for U.S. Cyber Command. She holds a Master of Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College.   


Photo of Jaime Wascalus
Courtesy of the City of Saint Paul

Last Edited: October 26, 2022