Candidates

Daniel J. Campbell

EDUCATIONAL  BACKGROUND:

MANHATTAN COLLEGE, School of Business, Riverdale, NY 1987
Bachelor of Science – Computer Information Systems, Minor – Computer Science

MILITARY   SERVICE:     
FIRST LIEUTENANT-UNITED STATES AIR FORCE (1987-1989)                      
Attended Undergraduate Navigator Training.  Air Force R.O.T.C. – Squadron Commander Award (for Northeastern United States). FAA Private Pilot Certified.

CAREER SUMMARY:  

  • 20+ Years of Extensive/Documented IT Experience
  • MCP – Microsoft Certified Professional
  • MCTS – Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist
  • Network + Certification – CompTIA

Employed from 1989 in Retail IT Systems in NY/NJ for the following companies: Hoffritz for Cutlery, Escada USA, and promoted to Retail Systems Manager at Barneys NY.

Relocated to Atlanta, GA (Smyrna) in 2000 as Director of IT for K&G Fashion Superstores till 2010 (Promoted to AVP-IT in 2003).

Joined the City of Smyrna, GA in May 2012 and promoted to IT Systems Administrator.

IT Officer – Board Member:  American Legion Post 160, Smyrna GA. – Commander: Wade Lnenicka

 

Brian Conley

Brian Conley is the Information Technology Director for Bryan County Board of Commissioners. He has been working in technology field for over 25 years.  He began his career in the public sector in April of 2002 as the only IT employee for Bryan County. Over the past 19 years, Brian has grown IT from a small position to a full-time department.

Brian has been an active member of GA GMIS since 2013. He acquired the Certified Government Chief Information Officer (CGCIO) in 2019 and received the Local Government Chief Information Officer (LGCIO) in 2021.

Brian holds several other certifications such as a Master Certificate for Enterprise Cybersecurity Leadership, CCNA, MCP, A+, and IPv6. When he is not working with IT, Brian can be found spending time with his family or singing and playing guitar at various venues along the southeast coast.

William Rutherford

William Rutherford currently holds the position of Chief Information Officer with the Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA), where he has been an employee for the past 5 years. Prior to the GDA, William served 10 plus years with the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA), where he was the Director of Information Technology. William has 20 plus years’ experience in Information Technology with 15 plus years in various management roles.

William’s leadership accomplishments include certificate completion of the Georgia Academy for Economic Development, Leadership North Fulton, and Certified Government Chief Information Officer. He holds certifications in emergency management and is currently in the process of completing the required course work for the Local Government Chief Information Officer certificate. William is also on the advisory board for the Georgia Digital Summit.

William’s accomplishments in leadership do not stop with his dedication to the State of Georgia but extend into his personal life. William has served as the Vice President of his Homeowners Association, he has served on the Board of Ocee Park Athletic Association and the executive board with Alpharetta Youth Softball Association, and he has served a volunteer softball coach for 7 plus years. He is currently the President of the Alpharetta High School Girls Lacrosse Athletic Board.

William and his wife Emily have been married for over 20 years and currently live in Alpharetta with their two daughters Madeleine (17) and Reece (7).

Stephanie Short

Stephanie Short is the Telecommunications Coordinator of Information Technology at the City of Statesboro with 11 years of progressive technology experience. She has achieved the Local Government Chief Information Officer (LGCIO) certification associate from the Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia. She maintains an active membership of the Georgia Chapter GMIS International.

Stephanie resides in southeast Georgia with her family. She enjoys community involvement to make a impactful positive difference.   

 

 

Dr. James Forrest Toelle

Education

  • 1986 Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama Education/Double Major Mathematics (EE), History
  • 1990 Columbus State University, Columbus, Georgia Gifted Education P-12
  • 1997 Columbus State University, Columbus, Georgia Master of Education-Mathematics/Statistics
  • 1998 Georgia Southwestern Government Law/ Funding/Philosophy
  • 1998 Columbus State University, Columbus, Georgia Specialist in Education-Leadership
  • 2005 Argosy University, Sarasota, Florida Doctorate in Educational Leadership
  • 2006-2007 Troy State University Post-Doctoral Studies in Information Technology
  • 2019 University of Georgia Certified Government Chief Information Officer

Professional Experience

2014- Present

2012- 2014

2010- 2012

Information Technology Director

Chief Information Officer (Retired)

Interim Chief Information Officer

Columbus Consolidated Government (CCG)

Muscogee County School District (MCSD)

Muscogee County School District (MCSD)

2008- 2010

2007- 2012

Coordinator of Instructional Technology

Adjunct Professor/Information Technology

Muscogee County School District (MCSD)

Troy State University (Troy State Brunswick)

1995- 2008

1991- 2004

District Instructional Technology Specialist

Night High School Teacher

Muscogee County School District (MCSD)

Muscogee County School District (MCSD)

1986- 1995 High School Mathematics Teacher Muscogee County School District (MCSD)

Professional Background

• Instructional Highlights (MCSD)

  • Experience working with P-12, Adult Education, and Higher Education
  • Online Blended Learning teaching experience
  • Conducted numerous courses for teachers in instructional technology
  • Served in the Peach Star Teacher-In-Residence Program
  • Presenter at Educational Conferences on using various technologies in the classroom

• Leadership Highlights

  • Experience managing resources and leading staff and at the District level
  • Implemented realignment resulting in an increase in staff This effort increased ‘time on task’ by refocusing staff position duties and removing tasks not part of the core team mission
  • Provided strategic leadership in the formation of new teams during time as Interim
  • Reviewed and Developed District Technology Plans
  • Reviewing and Developing City/County-Wide Technology Plans

• Technical Highlights (MCSD)

  • Experience in detailed planning and implementation of enterprise-wide technology solutions to include Student Information Systems, Enterprise Resources Planning Systems and business productivity tools
    • Road-mapping technology solution platforms to fit instructional and classroom needs to include SMART boards, Netbook, and PC platforms
    • Provided the strategic plan used to implement the 21st Century Learning Center project for Muscogee County Schools District. This plan places heavy emphasis on a training model design to provide ample support to instructional staff as they develop new tools for the classrooms. Additional emphasis focused on ensuring that long-term support and maintenance would not be cost-
    • Led organization through email system updates serving over six thousand email accounts
    • Led organization through computer refresh consisting of over nineteen thousand computing devices that possess the latest operating systems and business applications software
    • Led organization through a migration from Novell to Microsoft Active Directory that services over thirty-two thousand students and over six thousand employee accounts
    • Launched new Muscogee County School District web portal aimed at providing a collaborative technical platform and providing an updated solution to school web sites
    • Launched network services that reduced new account creation from weeks to one business day increasing customer satisfaction

• Technical Highlights (CCG)

  • Launched network services that reduced new account creation from weeks to one business day increasing customer satisfaction
  • Led organization through computer refresh consisting of over twenty-three hundred computing devices that possess the latest operating systems and business applications software
  • Led organization through email system updates serving over twenty-five hundred email accounts
  • Experience in detailed planning and implementation of enterprise-wide technology solutions to include Advantage 360 Finance/Payroll/HR system, Enterprise Agreement with Microsoft for Email, Office, AZURE, Premiere Support, SQL, and SharePoint software, PremiereOne Motorola Computer Assisted Dispatch, and a plethora of other business productivity tools
  • Complete replacement of Core switch and Data Center infrastructure.
  • Implemented connectivity for CCG from 6 buildings on network to over 40 building on network using fiber optics and various other technology options.
  • Implemented a managed wireless access network that includes public Wi-Fi at appropriate CCG buildings and public spaces.
  • Developed and Maintain a three-year, five-year, and ten-year strategic plan/blueprint to guide and focus CCG on the future in an organized “state of the art” direction.
  • Modernization of telecommunications technology before COVID-19 allowed seamless remote work, streaming Council Meeting, and virtual court among others uses as needed.

• Fiscal Highlights

  • Aligning Acceptable Use Guidelines with the ever-changing technology and governmental needs
  • Able to effectively manage Information Services general funds budget during difficult financial times while increasing customer satisfaction and levels of service
  • Launched new products and services without an increase to overall costs through strategic planning
  • Responsible and accountable for tens of millions of dollars per year budget

Professional Organizations Past

  • International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)
  • Georgia Association of Educational Leaders (GAEL)
  • Consortium of School Networking (CoSN)
  • Georgia Association of Curriculum and Instructional Supervisors (GACIS)

Professional Organizations Current

  • Government Management Information Sciences International (GMIS)
  • Georgia Government Management Information Sciences (GA GMIS)

Awards

  • Star Teacher (Twice)
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
  • HOPE Teacher Scholarship Recipient