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Memphis, Tenn., Appoints Wendy Harris as Permanent IT Director

Harris, who had been serving as the interim IT director, brings 20 years of public- and private-sector experience to the role. She was formally appointed to the position by the City Council May 9.

After a year and change of serving as the interim IT director in Memphis, Tenn., Wendy Harris has been permanently appointed to the role by the City Council.

Harris first started working for the city as director of its IT project management office in 2018. From there, she became an information technology operations manager in 2019, and from there transitioned to interim IT director in Aug. 2020. The City Council appointed Harris as the permanent IT director on May 9, according to a city spokesperson.

Before working with the city, Harris worked for IT service management company, Zycron Inc., as the director of its project management office and as a project manager. She also held positions as a recruiter and manager for Conexx Staffing Services and an account executive for Corestaff Services.
Katya Maruri is a staff writer for Government Technology. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a master’s degree in global strategic communications from Florida International University.