The Douglas County Board of Commissioners is proud to announce that Russ Martin has been appointed Director of Information Services for the County. The Information Services Department operates, maintains and manages the computer system for all County departments and programs, including the network, desktop computers, software, and computer peripherals.
Martin has been in the computer technology field since 1999, beginning as an analyst at a help desk for an Atlanta technology company. His help desk success rate helped to move him to increasingly higher managerial positions, and his duties diversified into centralizing computer systems and software. He progressively became Technical Operations Manager, Network Operations Center Manager, and Director of Technology Operations for a major travel industry firm before coming to Douglas County.
His extensive technical skills and his first-person desk help experience are what were attractive to Douglas County when the search was conducted to fill the position created by the resignation of Mike Amato. Martin’s first day of employment was Jan. 6. He will oversee a department of eight employees and operations throughout County government.
Martin is a Douglas County resident who is married and the proud father of four daughters.
Dave Stewart has been named Deputy Director of Information Services for the County. The Board of Commissioners approved the promotion of Stewart who has been with the Information Services Department since 2007. His primary responsibilities have been in the financial management software and applications, including those for Purchasing, Finance and Payroll. In his new position, Stewart will increase his participation in hardware operations for the County. The Deputy Director position is newly created and will provide continuity of service and succession, if needed. Stewart served in the role of Acting Director after Amato’s resignation last year.
Stewart is married and the proud father of six children.
Douglas County Commission Chairman Tom Worthan stated that “we are fortunate to have two very professional, qualified and experienced individuals to head this critically important department”.