John Bayliss has been selected as the new director of the Loudoun County Department of Information Technology, County Administrator Tim Hemstreet announced today. Bayliss was selected after a nationwide recruitment. His appointment is effective September 2, 2021.
Bayliss has more than 20 years of professional experience in administering and managing enterprise-level information systems for local governments. He has served in several key technology roles in Arlington County, most recently as chief technology officer since 2018. His previous experience includes serving as director of information technology operations and cloud migration for the United States Postal Service/Office of the Inspector General. Prior, Bayliss also held various information technology positions with Fairfax County Public Schools and Bedford County, Virginia.
As the director of the Department of Information Technology, Bayliss will oversee various programs including IT infrastructure and customer service, enterprise systems support, technology services, security and IT project management. The department also works to promote broadband services for the residents and business of Loudoun County. The department administers the county's cable television franchises, provides staff support to the Loudoun County Communications Commission, provides technology systems and services to the county government and Loudoun County Public Schools, and radio communications services to the county’s public safety agencies.
Bayliss holds a bachelor’s degree in geography from Radford University and a master’s degree in geography and geographic information systems from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (now Virginia Tech).
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