Craig Franden has been selected to serve as Director of the Department of Information Technology (DoIT) in Reno, Nevada.
His first day in the new role is September 19, 2022.
“For nearly 25 years, he has been instrumental in developing and implementing technology in all areas of our local justice system,” City Manager Doug Thornley said in the announcement. “Now he will bring a wealth of experience and expertise to the local government.”
Franden began in June 1998 and has been with the Washoe County Second Judicial District Court for over 20 years. Most recently, he served as Chief Technology Officer. During his tenure at the Second District Judicial Court, he helped develop and implement technologies that support the local judicial system.
“Managing a city’s information infrastructure is no small task, and I’m honored to take on this important responsibility,” Frandon said in the announcement.
According to his LinkedIn page, Frandon’s predecessor, Kannaiah Vadlakunta, held the position from May 2021 to July 2022. The city did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Val de la Quinta’s departure.
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