Gary Brantley. Image via Brantley’s Twitter.
Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced today Atlanta’s new chief information officer – Gary Brantley. Brantley has served as the CIO for the DeKalb County School system since 2011.
“Managing the City’s technology infrastructure effectively is not only critical to our ability to deliver quality customer service to residents and businesses but, as we learned first-hand earlier this year, to our ability to run an efficient government,” Bottoms said in a statement. “I was most impressed by Mr. Brantley’s efforts to extend technology into underserved communities, while also maximizing innovation within the workplace.”
In his DeKalb County Schools position, Brantley manages the technological operations for 118,000 users across 147 sites as well as a $160 million annual budget, according to the announcement. Prior to his position in DeKalb, Brantley was vice president of information technology for the Ohio Department of Aging, and he’s won several awards and gained notable recognition throughout his career.
Brantley’s appointment will be effective Oct. 8, 2018.