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Atlanta, Ga., Selects Jason Sankey as Permanent CIO

Former Ohio agency CIO Jason Sankey brings both public- and private-sector experience to his new role as CIO for the city of Atlanta. The city’s previous CIO, Gary Brantley, stepped down in November 2020.

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Former Ohio agency CIO Jason Sankey is now CIO of Atlanta, Ga., Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced yesterday.

Sankey replaces Tye Hayes, who served as interim CIO following the departure of Gary Brantley in November 2020.

Most recently, Sankey served as CIO for the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. In this role, he helped align the department’s websites with the InnovateOhio Platform to improve citizens’ government experience.

Prior to that position, Sankey was CIO for the Franklin County Clerk of Courts, according to his LinkedIn profile. He also spent 13 years as vice president of treasury services and then IT with Citigroup.

“He’s widely known for his leadership, technology foresight, and thought-provoking strategy in transforming organizations,” the Department of Atlanta Information Management stated in a tweet.
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