Barnes named ITD Information Technology Administrator

Shannon Barnes, formerly a manager of ITD’s Project Management Office, was named the department’s new Information Technology Administrator this week. Barnes succeeds acting manager Dave Tolman who stepped in when Jon Pope resigned as Chief Technology Officer in January.

Barnes was chosen for her strong leadership and organizational management skills and her long experience in applying technology to transportation processes. She played a major role in the Division of Motor Vehicles modernization project and was instrumental in developing ITD’s model dashboard that tracks the department’s performance in eight key areas.

“Shannon is a valued employee who has strong leadership qualities and extensive experience in both management and technology,” said Chief Administrative Officer Mike Golden Wednesday when announcing the selection. “I am confident she will use that professional background to take ITD’s technology services to a new level.

“Please join me in congratulating and supporting Shannon in her new position.”

She assumed her new duties this week. Additional information will be provided in next week’s Transporter.

Published 5-11-2012