Brandon Kenney Named Finalist for Georgia Chief Information Officer of the Year July 23, 2019 IS&T, Photo Forsyth County’s CIO tabbed as one of five finalists for award Forsyth County Chief Information Officer Brandon Kenney has been named a finalist for the Georgia CIO of the Year Award in the Nonprofit/Public Sector category. This is the second time Kenney has been nominated. “The recognition for Brandon is truly well deserved,” said Forsyth County Manager Eric Johnson. “Brandon’s leadership and knowledge has led to improvements in the way the county utilizes technology, making Forsyth County a leader in information technology for other organizations to follow.” The Georgia CIO Leadership Association’s CIO of the Year Award is given annually to recognize technology executives for their leadership, innovation and excellence. Finalists and winners are selected by an independent peer review process. Criteria for the award’s finalists includes leadership and management effectiveness, business value created by technology innovation, the size and scope of responsibilities as well as engagement in industry and community endeavors. “This nomination is a reflection of the hard-working staff that strives to make the county a leader in technological innovation,” said Kenney. Kenney has served as Forsyth County CIO since 2016. Prior to his current role, Kenney served as CIO for Herschend Family Entertainment as well as Interim CIO at Saab Cars North America. The 2019 Georgia CIO of the Year Awards will be presented on Nov. 8, 2019 at the Cobb Galleria Centre.