Chief Information Officer
Georgia Department of Natural Resources
John is an innovative IT professional with over 25 years’ experience in the design, implementation, operation, and maintenance of technology products, services, and processes. He is certified in all of the major industry standard process frameworks (CMMI, ITIL, COBIT, 6 Sigma, TQM), and has implemented process improvement programs to increase operational effectiveness and efficiencies in both the Private and Public sector. He received his Baccalaureate degree from the University of Maryland with a BS in Information Systems Management, and a MBA from Wesley College with a concentration in Executive Leadership. In addition, John holds a Software Engineering Process Management Certificate from Carnegie Mellon’s Software Engineering Institute and was also awarded a Certified Government Chief Information Officer designation from the University of North Carolina. His organizations have been recognized for innovation, including 2012, 2014, 2015 Innovation of the Year in Georgia. Nationally, Information Week recognized his team’s Georgia Outdoor Map product as one of the Elite projects in the U.S., and Gov Delivery selected it as the national top innovation in state agencies for 2015. He also had the honor of being a finalist for the CIO of the Year in Georgia for 2015 & 2016. He is currently working as the Chief Information Officer for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.