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Governor appoints Troy Eid to head Colorado Department of Personnel and General Support Services



DENVER – Governor Owens today announced the resignation of one of his Cabinet members Larry Trujillo and appointed Troy Eid as Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Personnel and General Support Services.  Trujillo has taken a position as director of Region VIII for the United States General Services Administration under the Bush Administration.  The appointment of Eid is effective September 1st and requires Senate confirmation.


“Troy Eid has a well-earned reputation for his integrity, intellect and ability to bring people together,” Governor Owens said.  “His background as my legal counsel, and as a respected business leader in the high-tech community, will be a great asset to the people of Colorado.” 


As chief administrative officer for Colorado’s $13.6 billion state government, Eid will lead the cabinet department that provides business services and operational support for more than 60 departments and agencies statewide, including:   


·        Providing computing and telecommunications services; finance, accounting and procurement; administrative hearings; and central services ranging from state motor vehicles to printing, mail and archival services. 

·        Managing and maintaining state buildings and Colorado’s $8 billion real estate portfolio.     

·        Directing the State Personnel System - Colorado’s civil service - and administering benefits and human resource services for more than 46,000 state employees. 


Eid, who grew up in Wheat Ridge, is a graduate of Stanford University and the University of Chicago Law School.  Prior to joining the Owens Administration in November 1998, Eid was the Chief Operating Officer of InfoTest International, an Internet software development consortium founded by Hewlett-Packard Co. in 1992 along with AT&T, Sprint, IBM, GM-Hughes Electronics, Harvard University and 60 other organizations. 


Eid, 37, has been featured as “Who’s Who in Information Technology” in the Denver Business Journal and received the Outstanding Coloradan of the Year Award from the Colorado Jaycees.



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