San Mateo County Selects New Chief Information Officer

San Mateo County Manager John Maltbie and Deputy County Manager Reyna Farrales today announced the selection of Jon Walton as the County’s new Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Director of the Information Services Department (ISD).isd_logo

Walton is currently the CIO and Director of Technology for the City and County of San Francisco. Under his leadership, San Francisco has received many awards for its mobile, Web and SFGovTv services, completed its first five-year Information and Communications Technology Plan, and created a Citywide IT training program in partnership with employee organizations.

“We are excited to have Jon join San Mateo County as we design a new model for IT service delivery – one that provides flexibility and adapts well to change,” said Maltbie, who has initiated a restructuring process in the County to create a more agile workforce and sustainable service delivery models.

Prior to joining San Francisco in 2007, Walton worked in the private sector providing technology consulting services to public sector clients, and in the City of San Jose as Deputy CIO.

“In addition to customer service excellence, Jon brings a wealth of experience that will help us streamline our core infrastructure, provide more services online, and create a more open, datadriven decision making environment,” said Farrales, who has served as interim CIO since May.

“It is a great honor to have this unique opportunity to bring more innovation and partnerships to San Mateo County,” Walton said.

Walton was selected following a national search that attracted over 100 applicants, and a rigorous interview process that included ISD employees and customer departments, Bay Area executives and technology leaders, and County leadership.

Jon Walton’s first day will be January 14, 2013.

Media Contact: Reyna Farrales 650-363-4130

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