Montgomery Co., Md., CIO leaving for PTI
- By Daniel Keegan
- Jun 26, 2000
The nonprofit technology organization that works with cities and counties
nationwide has hired wooed Montgomery County, Md.'s chief information officer
to become the organization's first CIO.
As Public Technology Inc.'s CIO, Donald Evans will manage the organization's
technology research and oversee its internal technology infrastructure.
He will become the director of the Urban Consortium Telecommunications and
Information Task Force and will manage the organization's local-area network
administrator, World Wide Web manager, and other internal technology positions.
Evans will also lead PTI's electronic government initiatives, information
technology planning, and work to create strategies to best deploy PTI's
technology information to localities.
Evans is known for his work on the Year 2000 bug as the chief information
officer and director of information systems and telecommunications at Montgomery
County. In his five years with the county, his department received 15 national
awards for its work. Evans previously worked for eight years at IBM Corp.,
providing management systems support for national and international contracts.
Thom McCloud, PTI's chief operating officer, said Evans was hired because
of both his experience and his prior interactions with PTI, of which the
county is a longtime member.
"Don's got a real strong background in local government and has done some
great things there at the county," McCloud said. "He's got a great track
in information technology."
Evans said he is "exhilarated" about joining PTI and working for an organization
that is "already adept at information technology." He said he looks forward
to working on the national scene.
"I think we can keep local government flexible in this rapidly changing
time," he said. By providing timely and accurate information to officials
about technology, the cities and counties will be properly prepared to deal
with the change, he said.
PTI is associated with several organizations, including the National Association
of Counties and the National League of Cities. Evans will begin at PTI July