Lexington, NC - City Manager J. Alan Carson has appointed Greg Cline as Director of Information Technology for the City of Lexington, effective October 2, 2017. Yielding high caliber managerial experience and professional credentials in technological infrastructure and project management, Mr. Cline is a welcome addition to the City of Lexington service team. Mr. Cline assumes responsibility managing the performance and reliability of networked computer information systems for the City of Lexington’s diverse governmental and utility services, where 24/7 enterprise wide operational dependency is essential.
Mr. Cline has served in a critical leadership role as Chief Technology Officer with Davidson County Schools, subsequent to having quickly advanced in his career from Assistant Director to Director of Information Technology with the school system. His career also denotes key experience teaching computer technological skills with aggregate service to Davidson County Schools totaling 20 years. His contributions are evident in a broad range of progressive management of a $6.5 million technology budget directing a district wide area network, fiber and telecommunications operations; while also leading instructional technology curriculum for the county school system and demonstrating senior level leadership contributions with administrators and district leaders.
Mr. Cline received his Bachelor’s degree from Catawba College in Information Systems and a Master of Arts in Teaching Technology Education from North Carolina A&T State University. Professionally, Mr. Cline is certified in electronics, CompTIA A+ and Network+, and additionally as a Certified Wireless Network Administrator and a Cisco Certified Network Associate. He also maintains his certification as an Educational Chief Technology Officer from the School of Government at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Upon assuming the duties as Director of Information Technology for the City of Lexington, Mr. Cline's annual salary will be $85,000.