Pete’s local government work began in Columbus OH, where he was the city’s first CIO and established a local CIO networking group. As CIO for the City of Fort Worth he supervised the implementation of an ERP system which replaced over 50 separate systems.
Pete’s local government career also included over ten years in Public Transit CIO positions for the Columbus and Cleveland transit agencies. His most extensive volunteer commitment was serving on a large food bank board for seven years (including as President).
Pete’s education at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Navy Supply Corps School, Major Program Management at Fort Belvoir’s Defense System Management College and Senior Executive Leadership at Kellogg School enhanced his four decades of public sector IT work. He began his federal IT work advocating for and overseeing the funding of, numerous major projects in the Navy. Pete’s later tours included installing computer systems in the fleet and culminated as commander of a Defense Logistics Agency software development organization of 1600 employees in 13 sites.
Pete has worked to make a difference in government service by taking challenging positions and leaving them award winning organizations. Pete was named a Public Technology Institute Fellow in 2012, one of 2013’s Doers, Dreamers and Drivers by Government Technology and one of Computerworld’s Premier 100 Technology Leaders of 2017.