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Jim Hall


Work History

–present RAMSEY COUNTY - St. Paul, MN

Chief Information Officer

Government, over 540,000 residents. Second-most populous county in Minnesota, smallest but most densely populated county, spanning over 170 square miles including Minnesota’s state capital. Most diverse county.

Direct and manage all aspects of Information Services for Ramsey County. Lead the vision, strategy, and governance for information technology in the County, ensuring alignment with the County’s vision, mission, and goals and industry best practices. Over 80 FTE supporting about 4,000 employees. $54 million biennial budget, out of $737 million County revenue.

Core systems include:

Major accomplishments include:

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA - Morris & Minneapolis, MN

Director of Information Technology

Morris campus. Four-year liberal arts university.

Campus IT Executive / Campus CIO. Provide IT leadership and oversee operations for Morris campus. Technology strategy, budgeting, IT infrastructure, business continuity, data security, system upgrades, and project management. Align teams, projects, and effort to reduce costs. Leverage central and cloud systems. Five direct staff members and five dotted-line employees. Align and partner with three technology support units towards a single technology vision.

2006– Senior Manager, Infrastructure & Operations

Office of Information Technology. Supporting over 65,000 students system-wide.

Equivalent to Senior Director in other IT organizations. Promoted to lead operations for University’s Office of Information Technology, supporting over 65,000 students system-wide. Directed 40-staff organization supporting two-thirds of enterprise IT services that included systems administration of 1,100+ servers, storage, backup, database administration, disaster recovery planning, and desktop support functions. Simplify, standardize, and automate systems and processes to reduce cost. Supported all ERP (PeopleSoft) launches.

2001–2006 Manager, Systems Administration

Office of Information Technology. Combined system support for Unix, Linux, and Windows servers.

Managed 20 Systems Administrators supporting 1,100+ enterprise servers. Combined system support for Unix, Linux, and Windows servers. Set up and managed strategic IT direction for projects, including workload and staff alignment.

–2001 Manager, Web Production

Office of Information Technology. Innovative new group to support enterprise web systems.

Supervised a dedicated team to support emerging web unit. Innovative new group to support enterprise web systems.

1996– ACCESS MANAGEMENT - Minneapolis, MN

IT Manager & Systems Administrator

Company specializing in legal document management solutions.

Managed information technology teams to provide desktop support, network management, and systems administration supporting business operations.


Associate Manager of IS & Systems Administrator

Company specializing in data informatics, custom maps and related products.

Managed small information technology groups at two national locations. Maintained Unix and Apollo systems to support business operations in geographic and environmental data.