Margaret Brisbane Named Miami-Dade County’s Permanent CIO

Margaret Brisbane, who has worked in IT for Miami-Dade County for more than 15 years, was promoted to Miami-Dade's permanent CIO position late last month. She served as the county's interim IT director beforehand.

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An IT veteran in Miami-Dade County, Fla., Margaret Brisbane became the county's permanent CIO in late April.

Before her recent promotion, Brisbane served as interim director of the county's Information Technology Department (ITD) following the retirement of former CIO Angel Petisco in early 2021.

"I am also thrilled that a woman of color will be running our technology department for the first time as we lead by example from within county government in uplifting diverse leaders in tech," said Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava in a release. "She has also shown a great commitment to modernizing our IT infrastructure to better connect our residents with county services."


During her time as interim director, Brisbane led the adoption of a new ERP system to modernize county processes, according to the announcement. She also managed cybersecurity, data center operations and communications infrastructure, among other accomplishments.

Brisbane has been a staple of the county's IT team since 2005. During this time, she has overseen three technology branches as well as the development of COVID-19 crisis response applications. She also provided leadership for tech events, including eMerge. Prior to this work, she worked in the private sector for the Burger King Corporation, according to her LinkedIn profile.

“I’m thrilled to take on the role of chief information officer and to continue the department’s great work developing technology solutions to better meet the challenges of this current moment and serve our nearly 3 million residents,” Brisbane said in the release.

Editor's Note: This article has been updated. An earlier version incorrectly stated that Brisbane was Miami-Dade County's first female CIO.
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