Interim Chief Information Officer Brad Dunkle
In September 2018, Brad Dunkle was named interim CIO of the City of Charlotte's Innovation & Technology Department. Dunkle has more than 23 years' experience with the City, including four years as the deputy director of I&T.
He was the City of Charlotte's first IT Strategic Technology Planner, developing the City's first Strategic Technology Plan and first e-Business Plan. He also led the redesign of the City's technology governance structure, paving the way for the Office of the CIO and the City's first CIO. In his time with the City, he's also chaired both the Senior Technology Advisory Team (STAT) and the Technology Proposal Evaluation Team (TPET).
Before coming to the City, Dunkle spent seven years in the Washington, D.C. area working for a federally funded research and development company, where his primary client was the Federal Bureau of Investigation. While there, he completed several major projects, including:
- Redesign of the National Crime Information Center (NCIC)
- Fingerprint Image Conversion Operation (FICO)
- Design of the nation's first Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS)
Dunkle has a bachelor's in Management Information Systems from Penn State University and a master's in Artificial Intelligence and Human Factors from George Washington University. He is a certified government CIO (University of North Carolina), has his Lean Six Sigma Green Belt (Purdue University) and is an E-Commerce Certified Professional.