|position:||Chief Information Officer|
|dept:||Information Technology Services|
|office:||146D Lowder Business Building|
At Auburn since 2017
- MS (Management Information Systems), Florida State University, 2010
- BA (English), Florida State University, 2004
John’s IT career began in the private sector, when he turned a hobby of working on computers into a full-time job. After working for several years for a regional Internet service provider, he and a co-worker launched their own IT service company and ran it for several years. Eventually John transitioned to the public sector, taking a job running IT operations for a school district. While working there, he completed his bachelor’s and master’s degrees and earned his Project Management Professional certification. He next moved into higher education, taking a position as IT Director for the Florida State University College of Business. In his role at FSU, he led the transformation of the IT department from a service provider to a strategic partner and was deeply involved in the planning for two major building projects.