Forsyth County names new chief information officer

Justine Lookenott
Mike Seymour is Forsyth County’s new chief information officerPhoto byForsyth County Government

(Forsyth County, GA) Mike Seymour has been named Forsyth County’s new chief information officer, replacing former CIO Brandon Kenney.

Seymour was previously the county's director of Information Systems and Technology (IS&T) from 2017 to 2019. He also worked as a client executive II at NTT DATA, where he was in charge of EA accounts in the eastern regions across several industries. He has over 20 years of experience in the field.

“We are thrilled to see Mike Seymour return to the County and fill the role of chief information officer,” said County Manager David McKee. “His experience and background in the technology sector and with the County make him an excellent fit as a manager of Forsyth County’s IT resources.”

Seymour led the project management office, applications support and applications development during his time as director of IS&T, resulting in 95 percent of the projects he led hitting their expected go-live dates in his first year as director.

The new director also completed several programs within the technology field including:

  • Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Spartans Training
  • EDS Manufacturing Enterprise Leadership Program
  • EDS Account Leadership Program
  • EDS System Engineering Development Program

He graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering and a minor in computer science.

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I cover local news in Forsyth County, GA. My debut into the writing world began at the age of 10 when I won an essay contest in Around Acworth Magazine in which I wrote about spending the summer with my pet goat, Eclair. Since graduating from Kennesaw State University, I have been published in several newspapers and magazines in the Atlanta area including The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Atlanta School Guide, What Now Atlanta, Newcomer Magazine, the Marietta Daily Journal and the Cherokee Tribune.

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