Shawnzia A. Thomas

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

Ms. Thomas has worked for the state of Georgia for more than 13 years with an emphasis on integrating technology in all sectors of state government to improve constituent services and better serve Georgians.

Jessica Simmons

Deputy Chief Information Officer for Broadband and Special Projects

Ms. Simmons oversees broadband development and other projects as Georgia continues to invest in new infrastructure to bring opportunity to all constituents, no matter their zip code.

Joe Webb

Deputy Executive Director

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

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.

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.

Sunil Aluri

Chief Operating Officer

As Chief Operating Officer, Sunil Aluri leads the GTA Sourcing Management Organization (SMO) which administers the state's shared IT services program. That's the Georgia Enterprise Technology Services (GETS) program, a public-private partnership where leading technology companies deliver infrastructure and network services to Georgia's state agencies.

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.

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.