2009-09-24 / Front Page

Walton elected vice president of GMIS International

Lincoln County native Johnny Walton was installed as the first vice president of GMIS (Government Management Information Sciences) International, the largest professional organization for public sector IT (Information Technology) leaders in the United States.

The installation ceremony for the newly-elected board took place during the 2009 GMIS International Conference, held last month in Newport, Rhode Island. The annual conference was attended by more than 200 public sector IT leaders and technology vendors, including 14 international delegates from Canada, the Netherlands, Sweden, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom.

In addition to Walton, other GMIS officers for 2009-2010 are: June Randall, president, Miami; Rick Bareuther, second vice president, Sparks, Nevada; Bernadette Kucharczuk, third vice president, East Orange, New Jersey; Paul Ruth, fourth vice president, Cobb County, Georgia; Sam Ferguson, treasurer, Schaumburg, Illinois; Lori-Ann Fox, chapter development, East Providence, Rhode Island; Doug Taylor, international director, Tuscaloosa, Alabama; and Ken Keen, executive director, Sedgwick County, Kansas.

GMIS boasts over 500 member organizations across the United States and international sister organizations in six countries.

Walton has served as the GIS (Geographic Information Systems) manager for Aiken County Government (South Carolina) for the past six years.

He is the son of Linda and Derwood Walton of Lincolnton.

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