New chief information officer to start September 25

Tony Sage is set to become the City of Overland Park’s new chief information officer on Sept. 25, following a national search.

“I’m excited to bring my experience to Overland Park. Overland Park has an excellent reputation as one of the top public agencies in Kansas City,” said Sage. “Through strategic technology innovation, I hope to contribute to Overland Park’s success as one of the best places to live in the nation.”

Sage has a long and impressive history in government information technology, and he’s ready to add to it in his new role. His extensive background in information technology stems from 23 years working for the City of Liberty, Mo. The past 14 years, Sage was Liberty’s IT services director.

His experience focused on strategic technology planning and cybersecurity management. Whether it’s consolidating Liberty’s IT services to assure consistent delivery of service or upgrading facility security to better protect city employees, he made constant strides to strengthen Liberty’s IT operations.

“We are impressed by Tony’s success in providing high quality government services in an ever-changing technology environment. Tony’s public service, spanning over two decades, clearly demonstrates his abilities as a strategic thinker who anticipates changes and helps an organization to adapt and succeed. He will bring a wealth of knowledge, leadership ability, and experience to Overland Park and we are looking forward to him joining our team,” said Kristy Stallings, Overland Park deputy city manager.

Sage is an active member of the Mid-America Regional Council’s Cybersecurity Task Force and serves as chair of the task force’s Standards Subgroup, which sets baseline cybersecurity standards for local governments in the area.

Before working in local government, Sage served in the United States Marine Corps. He attended college in Missouri, receiving his Bachelor of Science in Management/Computer Information Systems from Park University and his Master of Science in Computer Information Systems from Missouri State University.

Sage comes to Overland Park after the 2018 retirement of long-time Chief Information Officer Vicki Irey, who served in a variety of IT roles for more than 40 years before being named Overland Park’s chief information officer.

Sage is planning to move to Overland Park with his wife and three children.