Friday, August 12, 2011

Public Sector IT Leaders Become Certified Government CIOs

Originally posted on by Debbie Peterson

Twelve GMIS International members graduate from UNC program.

Santa Fe, New Mexico – June 16, 2011 – GMIS International is pleased to announce the graduation of 12 members from the Certified Government Chief Information Officer (CGCIO™) Program at the School of Government, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Paul G. Boutot, Director of Information Technology, Town of Newington, CT
Clifford J. Branch, Chief Information Officer, City of Suffolk, VA
Naveen Kumar Macherla, Network Coordinator, City of Middletown, CT
John A. Matelski, CIO, Gwinnett County, GA
Donna McClellan, Director of Information Technology, Town of Westwood, MA
Jeffrey Charles Motz, GIS Manager, City of Tuscaloosa, AL
Greg Putnam, IT Director, Monmouth County, NJ
Scott E. Roberts, Director of Information Technology, Town of South Windsor, CT
Kevin Charles Stokes, Chief Information Officer, Town of Brookline, MA
Douglas D. Townsend, Director Technology Services, City of Medford, OR
John Zawadzki, Assistant Director IT, Monmouth County NJ
Mark Hald, IT Director, Acton, MA
The 12 month, comprehensive educational program, with both face-to-face and online instructional components, is designed to enhance knowledge in critical areas of public sector IT leadership and management. More information about the CGCIO™ program can be found at:
Newly elected GMIS International President Rick Bareuther remarked, "The CGCIO™ Program is an excellent program which provides exceptional value for GMIS members. With the graduation of this class, the fourth class sponsored by GMIS International, the ranks of Certified Government CIOs continue to expand. The CGCIO™ Program continues to raise the bar and set the gold standard for development of outstanding leaders in the public sector. The caliber of Information Technology training is second to none and graduates from this program will lead their public sector organizations with honor and distinction!”
With over 400 member organizations across the U.S. and international sister organizations in six countries, GMIS International is the largest professional organization for public sector IT leaders in the U.S. To learn more about GMIS, visit For additional information, please contact GMIS International Headquarters at (877) 963-4647 or via email at:

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