In a Red Room ceremony this morning, Mayor Frank G. Jackson administered the oath of office to Donald A.C. Phillips, J.D., who now takes on the role of Chief Information Officer for the City of Cleveland. As CIO, Phillips will manage and provide direction for all information services and telecommunications areas. He is charged with developing a long-range computer and communication architecture, including strategy, budgets and emerging technologies.
A 20-year veteran in the information technology field, Phillips comes to the City of Cleveland from Walsh University, where he served as Chief Information Officer and Associate Vice President. At Walsh, he was responsible for maintaining a service-oriented and agile information technology organization, and developing a reliable and secure technology infrastructure. Phillips also served as the Director of Information Technology at Cleveland Heights – University Heights City School District, an IT Project Manager/IT Architect at Rockwell Automation and a programmer at Dominion East Ohio Gas Company.
Phillips holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from John Carroll University, a Master of Science Degree from Case Western Reserve University, and a law degree from the University of Akron.