Starting his technology career at Florida State University, Don has held several key public sector positions across multiple state agencies including Chief Technology Officer for the Florida Department of Corrections.
Don also served as the Chief Information Officer for Florida Virtual School, leading technology policy, procurement and operations in support of the organization. Don’s diverse experience across multiple state agencies has provided him with a diverse and in depth understanding of the technology needs and challenges faced by state government. Known for his innovative approaches to deploying technology and leveraging technology partners in the private sector, Don has been able to successfully implement smart technology solutions that help government operate better, cheaper, and faster!
Don’s work in technology has included all operational facets needed to successfully plan and implement complex technology projects. His work as a state agency CTO and CIO has included financial planning and an understanding of the state budgeting and procurement process critical to securing funding for large technology enterprise projects and large scale state agency initiatives focused on modernizing the State of Florida’s technology infrastructure, including today’s new initiatives to migrate critical agency technology applications to the Cloud.
Don also brings a depth of experience in working with Florida’s law enforcement/public safety agencies, largely around improving the security posture for these agencies, along with finding ways to improve their business efficiency through the deployment of innovative technology solutions. Don’s deep, hands-on experience in technology – from planning, operations, procurement and innovation, provide a strong business advantage to companies seeking to do business with the State of Florida and local government. Don leverages this experience to provide that “Strategic Advantage” to help our technology clients achieve Results.
Don is actively engaged within the Tallahassee cycling community and regularly serves as a volunteer assisting in route planning and coordination for various local cycling events. When not cycling or racing he prefers relaxing at his home with his wife Megan and son along with their two Miniature Schnauzers.