Tim was hired at Collin County as the GIS Administrator in 1992. He established a student internship program in 1994 that still thrives today (GIS and Web interns). In October 2008, he was promoted to Senior Applications Manager. His responsibilities include GIS, but also all applications/integrations, database administration, records management, and web services. He’s played a major role in launching GIS and Scrum at Collin County. GIS is his first love, but Agile is his new love – professionally speaking, of course.
Tim observed early as a senior manager that much of IT revolves around mitigating hardware/software failures, unrealistic vendor needs and user complaints. He often reflected back on the GIS days when maps, research, analysis and visualization were revered as adding quality and it was received with admiration. He has learned, however, that creating a positive culture adds to innovation and success. Solving IT problems and issues are far more rewarding when approached in a positive, constructive manner. The results turn out to be high-quality solutions with user respect and appreciation – just like the good ole days.
Tim has served as the President South Central ARC User Group and the TAGITM Membership Chair. He graduated from the University of North Texas with a Geography degree in 1991. He became a Certified GIS Professional (GISP) in 2004, ITIL v3 certified in 2009 and completed the Certified Government Chief Information Officer (CGCIO) Program in 2013.