James Pacanowski of Ventnor has been awarded the Chief Information Officer designation from the Public Technology Institute and Rutgers University School of Public Affairs and Administration.
According to Alan R. Shark, executive director and associate professor of practice at Rutgers University, Pacanowski is now recognized among a growing group of technology executives seeking to improve their technology leadership skills. Of the 50,000 city and county governments in the United States, only 500 individuals have met this challenge.
The yearlong course includes 240 hours of reading and written assignments; nine monthly of live, online classes; three full days of classes; two certificate programs in communication; one certificate course in program management; and finally, a capstone project.
Pacanowski, who is network administrator for the City of Ventnor, may now use the Certified Government Chief Information Officer or CGCIO™ designation in all of his professional dealings.