Wake County Selects Veteran Leader as New Chief Information Officer

After a thorough nationwide search, Wake County has selected Jonathan Feldman as its new Chief Information Officer. He brings more than three decades of experience to the position.

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As CIO, he will lead the county’s 115-person Information Services Department and help achieve the Board of Commissioners’ goals surrounding broadband and technology access.

“Jonathan has the right skills, knowledge and mindset to be successful in this role,” said Deputy Wake County Manager Ashley Jacobs, who oversaw the hiring process. “We feel confident that he will be a great leader for our Information Services team and help Wake County with long-term strategies on the implementation of technology. 

Prior to joining Wake County, Feldman served as CIO for the City of Asheville, N.C. for 17 years. During that time, he:

  • Leveraged his Silicon Valley startup relationships to make Asheville the first city in the nation to use Amazon Web Services cloud-based disaster recovery;
  • Promoted digital inclusion by partnering with several agencies to bring free high-speed WiFi to public housing developments; and
  • Improved his department’s customer service rating from 30% to 90%.

Prior to joining the City of Asheville, Jonathan worked for Entre Solutions as its Professional Services Director and served as Chief Technology Manager for Chatham County Government.

He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the State University of New York at Buffalo and his Master of Science degree in technology management from Georgia Tech.

Feldman is excited about joining Team Wake.

“I will bring a public service heart with business training to Wake County,” Feldman said. “I think that my philosophy of ‘people first, then business process, then technology’ will help us do our best for our employees and the folks we serve.”

Feldman will begin his new role at Wake County on Oct. 17.

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