Dallas chose Bill Finch, former technology department assistant director, as the city's new CIO, one year after a hiring scandal led to the resignation of then-CIO Worris Levine. Levine hired at least eight members of a Fort Worth church where he served as an associate pastor, a Dallas Morning News investigation revealed last year.

Finch was passed over for the CIO position in 2006 when Levine was hired. Finch served as interim director following Levine's resignation and effective last month, Finch became the official Dallas CIO, DallasNews.com reported.

Finch has been with the city of Dallas for 10 years and worked in IT for 31 years as a system consultant for the legal industry, electronic data processing manager for retailers, and vice president of IT for Bank of America and Citigroup.

The new CIO will lead Dallas' upcoming IT projects, which include a new court case management system, an e-citation system, 911 system upgrades and cloud email upgrades, among others listed in a technology department briefing.