Mayor Jackson appoints Donald Phillips as Chief Information Officer for the City of Cleveland

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.

Mayor Jackson swears in Chief  Information Officer Donald Phillips. Photo Credit: Clare Walters

Mayor Jackson swears in Chief
Information Officer Donald Phillips. Photo Credit: Clare Walters

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.