Public Health Announces New PHIO

Public Health Information Officer

El Paso County Public Health recently announced the hiring of Matt Steiner as its new Public Health Information Officer (PHIO). 

Matt Steiner comes to Public Health from the El Paso County Public Information Office where he served for the last two-and-a-half years as the County’s Deputy Public Information Officer. He brings more than two decades of experience to the El Paso County Public Health Communications team. His career includes five years of experience in county government and the nonprofit world and almost 20 years as an editor, reporter and graphic designer for newspapers in Ohio and in Colorado Springs.

“Matt’s knowledge of county government and his vast experience working as a journalist and with local media makes him a great fit as our PHIO,” said Public Health Director Susan Wheelan. “It’s great to have him on our team.”

During his last role as the El Paso County Deputy PIO, Matt gained a vast array of county government experience. He worked closely with the County’s Public Works Department, helping inform the public about important infrastructure projects as well as serving as a main point of information for the residents of El Paso County during the busy winter plow season. Matt also served as the Public Information Office’s liaison to the Pike Peak Office of Emergency Management, leading the County’s emergency messaging efforts through local media, social media and the Internet during recent wildfires, floods and blizzards.

As Deputy PIO for the County, Matt’s job also entailed helping lead a team of nine communications professionals and helping County Commissioners, County Administration and leaders of all El Paso County Departments with media relations, promotions and all public communications.

Matt Steiner replaces Danielle Oller who left Public Health from in April.

Matt Steiner
Public Health Information Officer
(719) 575-8985
El Paso County, CO