Mr. Chris G. Framel is currently the Chief Information Officer for the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority (ABCWUA). Chris is an information technology professional. Mr. Framel worked for the City of Albuquerque in Auditing, Accounting and Information Services for almost 19 years before being hired at ABCWUA to begin building an information services organization as part of the separation of the Water Authority from the City.
As CIO of the Water Authority, Chris has provided strategic direction in the Authority’s conversion to Customer Care and Billing, increased enhancements and visibility of its Geographic Information System, consolidation of a variety of work order systems and the introduction of tablets and smartphones as part of field service. During this and other initiatives, Chris has continually worked with his employees to develop an information services unit with a set of policies and procedures that will provide long-term service for the Authority’s employees and its customers.
Chris graduated from New Mexico State University with a degree in Finance. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison and received a three year banking certificate. Chris is married, has two daughters attending college and enjoys fly fishing on his off time!