Board of Directors
The PTI Board of Directors is composed of nine seats. Each of PTI’s collaborating partners is eligible to hold one seat on the Board.
Five seats are for representatives of the PTI local government membership and one seat for an industry representative.
PTI Board Chairman
City Councilman, Philadelphia, PA
Brian J. O’Neill is now serving his eighth term on the Philadelphia City Council. He also serves as the Chair of the City Council’s Technology Committee.
The son of a Philadelphia police officer, Councilman O’Neill is a graduate of Saint Joseph’s University (1971) and Widener University Law School (1975). Prior to his election in 1979, he worked as a juvenile probation officer, a law clerk in the Court of Common Pleas and an attorney in private practice.
Chief Information Officer
City of Boston, MA
Bill Oates was named to the position of Boston CIO by Mayor Thomas M. Menino in June of 2006. As CIO, Oates is charged with spearheading the City’s technology initiatives and is responsible for the delivery of IT services in support of the various city functions.
Before joining the City, Oates served as the Senior VP & CIO for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, one of the world’s leading hotel and leisure companies. His previous IT experience includes founding tcmGlobal Services LLC, a consulting and management practice for the travel/hospitality industry; and 18 years with ITT Sheraton Corporation.
A graduate of Boston College, Oates is also an attorney and member of the Massachusetts Bar. He received his J.D. from Suffolk University Law School in Boston and was recently awarded his LL.M in Global Technology Law.
Mark A. Johnson, CAE
Executive Director, North Dakota Association of Counties (NDACo)
Representing the National Association of Counties (NACo)
Mark Johnson has been the executive director of the NDACo since 1983. He received the North Dakota Leadership Award in 1992. He has served on the National Association of Counties (NACo) Board of Directors, and currently serves on the Finance Committee and Information Technology Committee.
Mr. Johnson is also the president of NDACo Resources Group, a for profit subsidiary of the NDACo delivering technology to public and private clients in North Dakota. He is a Certified Association Executive (CAE) and an active member of the American Society of Association Executives. He received the Top 25 Doers, Dreamers and Drivers Award from Government Technology Magazine in 2004.
Chief Information Officer, Municipal Information Systems
Corpus Christi, TX
Michael Armstrong has been a long-time supporter of PTI. He led the CIO Council for four years and has served on the PTI Board of Directors for five years. He has more than 25 years in Information Technology, including leadership posts in Lexington, KY, Des Moines, IA and San Antonio, TX. He has led Des Moines and Corpus Christi to top national rankings.
Armstrong is a PTI Fellow, has received the PTI Distinguished Service Award and the Distinguished Information Service Award from the American Institute of Technology Professionals.
IBM Global Director of Regional and Local Government Services
Curtis Clark works with public officials throughout the world, focusing on emerging trends and directions in the public sector and developing strategies that government leaders can implement to drive innovation throughout their organizations. He is responsible for IBM’s Institute for Electronic Government in Washington D.C.
Before joining IBM, he held various positions with the State of North Carolina for over 17 years. Mr. Clark holds a B.A. degree in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Chief Information Officer
Gail M. Roper has over 28 years experience in the technology industry in the public and private sectors. She is the first chief information and community relations officer for Raleigh - a city that Forbes magazine ranked as “America’s Most Wired City” in 2010.
She previously served as CIO for the City of Austin, TX and the City of Kansas City, MO. She has received the Distinguished Professional of the Year and Administrator of the Year award from the American Association of Public Administrators; the 2006 Black Family Technology Present Day Technology Leader award, the Technology Leadership Award from Public Technology Institute, the In the Arena award from the Center for Digital Government, and the Government Technology Top 25 Doers, Dreamers and Drivers award.
She is on the board of directors for Southeast Raleigh Assembly, Inc. and PTI, and is the Chair of PTI’s CIO Council, whose members includes 90 public sector CIOs and IT directors. Gail Roper is a 2010 PTI Fellow, recognizing her leadership and commitment to local government service.
Christopher J. Brady
As Mesa City Manager, Christopher Brady is the chief operating officer of the 39th largest city in the U.S.
Prior to joining Mesa, Mr. Brady was Assistant City Manager for the City of San Antonio, Texas. He previously served as Acting City Manager and Assistant City Manager for the City of Bellaire, Texas. Mr. Brady also was a financial analyst and management analyst for the City of Houston, and completed an internship in the Mayor’s Office in Provo, Utah. He holds degrees in public administration and political science from Brigham Young University.
PTI Board Secretary
Assistant City Manager, San Carlos, CA
Mr. Moura joined the City of San Carlos in 1986 following seven years with the City of Hayward and earlier positions with Contra Costa County, the San Mateo County Office of Education and the City and County of San Francisco.
In addition to serving as Assistant City Manager in San Carlos, he has also simultaneously served as the City’s Finance Director & Human Resources Director, Finance Director, Parks & Recreation Director and as Interim City Manager in 2005.
Mr. Moura has a B.A. degree from the University of California at Berkeley and a Masters Degree in Public Administration from California State University, Hayward.