VENTURA, Calif. – County Executive Officer Mike Powers has appointed Brian Ganley as the County’s new Chief Information Officer. In his new position, Ganley will oversee the 180 employees and contractors of the Information Technology Services Department.
Ganley served most recently as the Chief Information Officer for the Los Angeles Police Department. In that position, his staff of 180 supported 13,500 users across the citywide department. Prior to that, he was the CIO for the city of Glendale where he supported fourteen departments including police, fire, public works, the city clerk, elections and the library.
“The County of Ventura has a well-deserved reputation for innovation with its technology,” said Powers. “We think we’ve found the person in Brian who can continue to guide our talented IT employees to new levels of creativity and innovation.”
Ganley’s selection ends a national recruitment that resulted in more than 300 applications. The top applicants went through a vigorous testing and interview process that included both internal and external candidates.
“In the end, we were choosing from the best of the best,” said Powers. “Brian’s public-sector experience and expertise in application and infrastructure management; strategic planning and vision; budget development and management; and innovation and process improvement were key factors in his selection.”
Ganley has also worked with the city of West Hollywood and the State Compensation Insurance Fund. He has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California and a master’s degree in public administration from California State University at Northridge. He will begin his new duties on July 9th.