Calvin C. Rhodes

Chief Information Officer for the state of Georgia and Executive Director of GTA

Mr. Rhodes came to state government in January 2011 from Paladin Investments, a private investment company he established and has served as managing partner since 2009. Prior to starting his own firm, he worked for Fulton Paper Company for 27 years, serving most recently as executive vice president.

Joe Webb

Deputy Executive Director

Joe Webb is responsible for the daily supervision of all GTA-delivered technology infrastructure and managed network services.

David Allen

Chief Information Security Officer

David Allen leads GTA’s Office of Information Security, which unifies information security responsibilities for the state’s IT enterprise, the Georgia Enterprise Technology Services (GETS) program, and GTA.

Stephanie Aponte

Director of Call Center and Constituent Services

Stephanie Aponte has over 25 years of sales and customer service experience, having worked for MCI, UPS, and APAC.

Paula Calhoun

Director of Communications

Paula Calhoun is responsible for developing strategies and materials to promote GTA's goals and initiatives.

Dean Johnson

Chief Operating Officer

Through Dean Johnson’s leadership and in collaboration with other key leaders and stakeholders within GTA and participating agencies, the state of Georgia entered into a partnership with leading private-sector technology companies to provide IT infrastructure and managed network services to state agencies.

Steve Nichols

Chief Technology Officer

As Chief Technology Officer for the state of Georgia, Steve Nichols advises leadership of the Georgia Technology Authority and other state agencies on critical technology issues.

Kevin Stanford

Chief Financial Officer

As CFO, Mr. Stanford is responsible for the oversight and management of Accounting, Chargeback and Invoicing, Budget, Facility and Asset Management, and Financial Contract Compliance for the Georgia Enterprise Technology Services (GETS) program.

Jeff Strane

Enterprise Management Director

When Mr. Strane joined GTA in 2013, his work focused on helping state agencies better manage their IT services, but his responsibilities later expanded to include the development of GTA Direct services, a platform of technology services available to all state and local government organizations. He also played an important role in the establishment of the Georgia Cyber Center in Augusta.