Dan Ault joined the Town of Cary as Assistant Town Manager and Chief Innovation Officer in December 2016. In this role, he serves as the key architect and strategist for Town Manager Stegall’s vision of creating a more adaptive and resilient organization. Ault’s focus on organizational development, communication, and technology are redefining the way Town employees engage and collaborate with the public and each other. Prior to working for the Town, Ault spearheaded the City of Elgin’s 311 initiative. While at Elgin, Ault developed the City’s mobile app in-house and implemented cloud applications across 21 departments. He also initiated Elgin’s smart city, cloud-first strategy, which brought innovative private-sector business applications to the public sector.
Ault graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in 2008 with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Public Administration. In 2010, he received his Master of Public Administration Degree from Northern Illinois University.