2020 Board of Directors Election
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A Note from Sid Hudson, Past President of TAGITM:

Upon reviewing the submitted nominations for the 2020-2021 TAGITM Board term the nominating committee discovered that they did not receive a qualified nominee for Vice President. As such after much consideration and deliberations over the best way to provide stability and leadership for the TAGITM membership the nominating committee decided to ask Scott Joyce to consider a second term as President and William Pham a second term as Vice President. With these nominations I have also agreed to maintain my position as past president on the Board of Directors. This decision did not come lightly and we will be discussing it further at the Annual Business meeting. Should you have any questions please feel free to reach out to me at info@tagitm.org.


The candidates standing for election to TAGITM Board of Directors are:

Scott Joyce, President
William Pham, Vice President
Tony Gonzalez, Secretary/Treasurer
Chris Lee, Secretary/Treasurer
James Brown, TML Affiliate Representative


Please review the nominee's biographical information below. The ballot can be accessed by the master account holders.


TAGITM 2020 Candidates

President

Scott Joyce - photoScott Joyce
Director of Information Technology
City of Euless

Scott began his career at the University of North Texas in 1999 as a Network Administrator. He worked for various UNT departments, eventually leaving as the Assistant Director of Business Services for Data Operations. Scott joined the City of Haltom City in February of 2008 as the Director of Information Technology and remained there for 6 years, where he established the City’s first Information Technology Department.

In 2014, he became the Director of the Information Services Department for the City of Euless and has focused on hardware virtualization and process improvement strategies. Under Scott’s leadership, the City of Euless Information Services Department is creating operational efficiencies with paperless electronic workflows, cloud services, and other smart city initiatives.

He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of North Texas with a major in Entrepreneurship and Strategic Management. Scott completed the Certified Government Chief Information Officer (CGCIO) program from the University of North Carolina in 2014. He has a particular interest in operations management and process improvement and enjoys watching his kids play sports.


Vice President

William Pham - photoWilliam Pham
Director of Technology
Woodlands Township

William is the Director of Information Technology for The Woodlands Township. He has been with The Woodlands for 19 years; first as their Network Administrator in 1998, IT Manager in 2007, and IT Director in 2010. He manages a growing department of 19 staff that are responsible for the Network Infrastructure and Radio Communications, Systems Administration, Database Administration, Help Desk, Records and GIS.

During his tenure with The Woodlands he has grown the IT Department and the town’s IT infrastructure from its infancy.

William is an avid Skydiver, Golfer, fisherman and Scuba Diver. He is married and has one daughter.

Educational Background: Colorado State University-Computer Science


Secretary/Treasurer

Tony Gonzalez - photoTony Gonzalez
Director of Technology
City of New Braunfels

Gonzo’s first government job was as CIO for the City of Bryan in 2002. It was here that he discovered a love for working in local government. “It’s a passion of mine to live and work in the same city. I get a special motivation knowing my work improves the lives of my friends and family who live where I do.” He has been somewhat of a career gypsy, working at Bryan, Arthur Anderson (No, Bernie, I didn’t have anything to do with Enron!), Microsoft, Sungard, OSSI, City of Dallas, BKD and others. “When I came to Bryan, I got involved in TAGITM pretty quickly. It was one of the best decisions I made and I am grateful to be back in a City that supports me being an active member. TAGITM has helped me in many, many ways to be a better IT Director. Strong relationships with peers and with strategic vendors is invaluable.”

Gonzo considers himself a major believer in Change. “What we have always done is rarely good enough, but we have to be intelligent and strategic about how we implement that change. Local government is a real job with real consequences. Don’t change it just to say you changed it, but have good solid reasons for the change and push hard to make it happen.” “During interviews, I tell candidates they will never work harder for anyone else than they do for me. But, I also tell them they won’t have more fun working for anyone else than they will me. I believe you have to work hard, but you spend more time at work than you do with your family in a given week. You better have fun doing it!” He looks forward to bringing that philosophy to the TAGITM Board. Gonzo got back into Local Government after a few years in the private sector by becoming the IT Director in Forney, but has now moved on to be the IT Director for the City of New Braunfels. He and Gayla got married while living in New Braunfels back in 1994, so this is a Homecoming of sorts for them.


Secretary/Treasurer

Chris Lee - photoChris Lee
Information Technology Director
City of Lewisville

Chris Lee started his career with the City of Lewisville in 2000 when he was accepted into the department’s internship. Chris received a bachelor’s degree in business computer information systems from the University of North Texas in 2001 and was promoted to a System Engineer position. Chris recalls from his very first day his excitement for the opportunity: “I really could not believe that I was getting paid for this internship! It felt like a candy land of technology and problems to solve. If anything, it confirmed that I went into a field that a truly enjoy.” Chris has held a variety of positions within the department and was promoted to the IT Director position in 2013. Chris has been married for fourteen years and they have two boys and two dogs. He enjoys traveling with his family and just about any type of sporting or outdoor activity.


TML Affiliate Representative

James Brown - photoJames Brown
Lubbock CIO
City of Lubbock

James Brown has been a member of TAGITM for 20 years, serving the organization in numerous capacities throughout that time. James has served on the Executive Board as Secretary Treasurer, Vice President, and President. He is a graduate of the CGCIO program, and Cornell University’s Executive Leadership program. James has a 26 year history of leading municipal Information Technology organizations for multiple Texas Cities including the Cities of Grand Prairie, Amarillo, Waco and currently serving as the Information Technology Director for the City of Lubbock.