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Brian Kelley

Chief Information Officer, Portage County

Brian Kelley is in his 25th year at Portage County and has served in the capacity of Chief Information Officer for the past 24 years.  He is responsible for the County’s enterprise-wide information technology operations spanning 18 elected officials,over 30 departments, and 700+ users. Under his leadership, Portage County has received international, national, state, and regional recognition for highly successful enterprise-wide IT projects.

Brian earned his Master of Public Administration Degree from Kent State University. He  completed the Certified Government Chief Information Officer Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Brian is an adjunct professor in the Political Science Departments at Kent State University where he teaches a public sector IT management , e-governance, and strategic planning online graduate courses. He is also a senior lecturer at the University of Akron where he teaches an undergraduate course in computer and information security.

Brian is currently serving as President on the Executive Board of Directors of GMIS International.   With over 400 member organizations across the U.S. and international sister organizations in seven countries, GMIS International is the largest professional organization for public sector IT leaders in the U.S.

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Twenty-five years ago we were the kings and queens who ruled from our thrones over the enterprise technology kingdoms under our control. We chose and dictated the technology and the ways in which it was deployed throughout our kingdoms. Executive management and users sought our royal counsel and our permission in regards to all technology matters. Life was good in the...