Orange County’s Chief Information Officer Named

GOSHEN – Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus announced that Glenn R. Marchi, Ph.D., has been named the County’s Commissioner of Information Technology/Chief Information Officer (CIO).

Marchi will lead the County’s Department of Information Technology (IT), which will be fully formed in the coming months. The CIO will work with County Executive Neuhaus, other County officials and consultants to finalize a staffing plan.

Marchi was confirmed by the Orange County Legislature by a vote of 18-0 on Thursday. Legislators Michael Amo, Mike Anagnostakis and Joel Sierra were not present for the vote.

“I am pleased to have Glenn, with his extensive experience, joining County Government in this pivotal role,” Neuhaus said. “He brings a wealth of experience driving innovative technology transformations and is highly regarded by his peers throughout New York State. Glenn will play an important role in further strengthening our technology to advance our long-term strategic growth priorities and deliver services for our employees and residents. He has the leadership skills, personality, vision, and experience in County government to successfully lead the IT Department.”

“Glenn brings experience and credibility to this important position and the Legislature looks forward to working with him,” added Katie Bonelli, Chairwoman of the Legislature. “He is an innovative leader who gets results and I have no doubt that he will be successful in this role. Glenn’s vast industry knowledge and vision will benefit the County and our residents.”

Commissioner Marchi will develop, plan, and implement an IT strategy that meets the County’s business needs, delivers optimal return on investment, and maintains utmost security. Marchi’s duties will also include overseeing IT service management for IT systems and data centers, infrastructure modernization, application support, cloud computing, service level agreements, and directing continuous business improvement. In addition, Marchi will administer information security functions and practices, communicate threat intelligence, prioritize security investments, review compliance, and establish security learning programs. Marchi will also monitor efforts to improve data-driven decision-making behaviors, including data security, data quality, and use of self-service analytics technologies, while establishing the IT department’s key performance indicators, communicating risks and issues, prioritizing improvement areas, and overseeing continuous improvement plans.

Prior to coming to Orange County, Marchi served as Dutchess County Government’s Commissioner of Central and Information Services for more than seven years, managing an $8.7 million budget. He began his career in IT in 1993 as a Senior Project Manager at IBM. Marchi earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, masters degrees from Marist College (Computer Science) and the United States Army War College (Strategic Studies) and a doctorate degree (Philosophy in Information Science) from the State University of New York at Albany.

Marchi teaches cybersecurity as an adjunct professor at Mercy University, University at Albany, and Master of Business Administration (MBA) courses at the University of Connecticut. Marchi has served in the New York Guard and holds the rank of Colonel. He is the Commander of the 12th Command Support Detachment. Marchi has prior military service in the U.S. Army and Army National Guard and was deployed to Iraq in 2004-05 as a Battalion Commander. He was awarded a Bronze Star Medal for meritorious service in combat in Iraq and was a first responder to the 9/11 attacks in 2001.

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