Public Technology Institute Announces 2020 Graduates of Certified Government Chief Information Officer Program

Washington, D.C. (May 27, 2020) — The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) and the Public Technology Institute (PTI) are pleased to announce 18 technology leaders from around the country have completed the Certified Government Information Chief Information Officer (CGCIO) Program.


The PTI/CompTIA CGCIO Program, in partnership with Rutgers University Center for Government Services, is just one of four such programs in the entire United States, and only one of two that provides a national program with classes on the East Coast and West Coast.


The 2020 CGCIO Graduates were awarded certifications at two virtual graduation ceremonies, which also featured detailed presentations from all students and remarks from Dr. Alan Shark, Executive Director of PTI.


"By reaching graduation of this rather ambitious and demanding CIO certification program, you join a handful of exceptional tech leaders who put in the time toward their own professional development designed to improved technology leadership in government. And there has never been a greater need for such skills," said Dr. Alan Shark, Executive Director of PTI.


The 2020 CGCIO Graduates are:


East Coast

  • Mihai Bote, Director of Technology, Swire Hotels US
  • Robert Coman, Network Administrator, Township of Wall (N.J.)
  • Dinis Conceicao, Network Administrator, Town of Kearny (N.J.)
  • Dean Fox, Director of Information Technology, City of Appleton (Wisc.)
  • Adam Frumkin, Chief Information Officer, Franklin County (Ohio)
  • Ash Nosseir, IT Department Head, Middlesex County Board of Social Services (N.J)
  • Terri Perry, Director of Technology, Rockingham County (Va.)
  • Lou Romero, Technology Risk Services Director/Managing Partner, Secure Data Consulting Services
  • Timothy Wyatt, Deputy Director of Information Technology, County of York (Va.)


West Coast

  • Kevin Beach, IT Director, Adams County (Colo.)
  • Scott Conn, IT Network and Operations Manager, City of Concord (Calif.)
  • Jan De Guzman, Information Technology Manager, City of Cathedral City (Calif.)
  • Luis Maciel, Information Systems Director, Coachella Valley Water District (Calif.)
  • Shelly Munson, Deputy Director, Dept of Innovation & Technology, City of Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.)
  • Jef Scheetz, Chief Information Officer, City of Avondale (Ariz.)
  • Michael Sinor, Assistant IT Director, City of Roseville (Calif.)
  • Srinivasan, Enterprise Application Architect, Sundaram, El Dorado Irrigation District (Calif.)
  • Greg Turnbull, Web Services Team Lead, Larimer County (Colo.)
  • Ralph Warren, IT Corporate Manager, Travis County (Texas)
  • Keith McDonald, IT Division Manager, City of Vacaville (Texas)


The 2020 CGCIO Program covered tech leadership strategies and styles, change management, time management, emotional intelligence, cybersecurity, budget and finance, organizational assessment, strategic planning, written and oral communications, managing human resources, and emerging tech.


Graduates completed the intensive program with approximately 240 hours of professional development including monthly projects, interactive virtual classes, five self-paced online courses, participating in three full-day sessions, and the development of a written Capstone project, which was presented at the graduation ceremony.


Applications for the upcoming CGCIO Program are currently being accepted. The East Coast Program begins June 16, 2020, and the West Coast Program begins June 18, 2020. The deadline for registrations is May 30, 2020. For more information and for details about tuition, please contact Dale Bowman at


About PTI

Established in 1971 by several major national associations representing state and local governments and now powered by CompTIA, the Public Technology Institute (PTI) has been viewed as the focal point for thought leaders who have a passion for the furtherance and wise deployment of technology. PTI actively supports local government officials through research, education, professional development, executive-level consulting services, and national recognition programs.


About CompTIA

The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is a leading voice and advocate for the $5 trillion global information technology ecosystem; and the more than 50 million industry and tech professionals who design, implement, manage, and safeguard the technology that powers the world's economy. Through education, training, certifications, advocacy, philanthropy, and market research, CompTIA is the hub for advancing the tech industry and its workforce. Visit to learn more.