Atlanta Creates CIO Advisory Board


The City of Atlanta Office of Atlanta Information Management (AIM) has created a Chief Information Officer Advisory Board. The advisory board is made up of local stakeholders that will advise the CIO on how to move the city forward from a technology perspective.

According to a statement from the city, “the advisory team will analyze challenges facing cities in a wide range of content areas to explore how our communities can be more digitally connected and improve the quality of life for residents.”

The board is slated to hold its first meeting in May. It’s not clear what the full extent of its advisory work will entail although the statement suggests that the board will focus on strategic consulting. Creating a formal board structure is unique. Other cities have previously engaged through voluntary committees, working groups or listening tours.

“The Chief Information Officer Advisory Board will play a vital role in setting the strategic direction for innovation and technology now and in the future,” said Gary Brantley, Chief Information Officer.

Board members include:

Eric Anderson, Egon Zehnder

David Cummings, Atlanta Tech Village

Cynthia Curry, Metro Atlanta Chamber

Martin Davis, Southern Company

Michael “Mike“ Ebrick, Chick-fil-A

Jay Ferro, Quikrete

Roy Hadley, Adams and Reese LLP

Bryson Koehler, Equifax

Danielle McPherson, Delta Airlines

Gregory Morrison, Cox Enterprises

Krishnakumar “KK“ Narayanan, Delta Air Lines

Phil Ventimiglia, Georgia State University

Tye Hayes, City of Atlanta