Michele Hovet is the Client Innovation Director for KSM Consulting. Michele brings over 25 years of public sector technology leadership to KSMC. Her vast experience includes strategic technology implementation that provides clients with the ability to fully engage and serve their constituents. Her ability to empathetically understand challenges as well as uncover opportunities in the public sector stems from her experience as Deputy City Manager for the City of Arvada, Colorado. As the city’s Chief Information Officer and through empowering her staff, the City of Arvada was recognized year-after-year as a top ten digital city. Michele was named a Top 25 Doer Dreamer and Driver by GovTech Magazine and was recognized by the White House as a Champion of Change for Local Innovation. Michele has visited 43 out of the 50 US state capitals. She earned a Bachelor of Arts, Business Administration from Fort Lewis College with undergraduate studies in Mathematics at Colorado State University.