Thursday, August 25, 2011

ITS Director Receives National Certification

John Matelski, Gwinnett County’s Chief Information Officer and Information Technology Services Director, graduated from the 2010 – 2011 National Certified Government Chief Information Officers Program earlier this year. The program is offered by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Government and GMIS International.

The Certified Government Chief Information Officers Program began in 2005 and is the first local government specific program for Chief Information Officers in the U.S. The 240-hour course is designed to cover a wide range of topics, including strategic technology planning, leadership, communication, security, legal issues and financial trends.

County Administrator Glenn Stephens said, “I am thankful that Gwinnett County has leaders who are willing to improve their skills and knowledge on their own time in order to add value to county government.”

Matelski is one of 13 public sector employees to receive the certification this year. “I am thankful for the opportunity to further my education and knowledge in this rapidly changing field and look forward to using this certification to better serve Gwinnett County,” said Matelski

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