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Mayor Walt Maddox Names Jason Foster Chief Information Officer

Jason Foster

Mayor Walt Maddox has named Jason Foster to serve as Chief Information Officer, effective May 9, 2022.

Foster has worked as an IT professional for over 20 years in both technical and management roles. Most recently, he served as the Associate Director of Information Technology for the Center for Advanced Public Safety at the University of Alabama. 
“I’m excited to welcome Jason to our team at the City” Mayor Walt Maddox said. “I believe he has the skills, knowledge and experience to be a perfect fit for this role and I’m excited to see where the IT Department will go under his leadership.”
Janna O’Neal will continue to serve as acting CIO until May 9. “The City owes Janna a debt of gratitude for her service and dedication over the last few months,” Maddox said. “I’ve enjoyed working with her and seeing firsthand her passion for the department and the City.”

Foster holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Alabama. His specializations include research computing, infrastructure architecture, systems security, and enterprise networking. He has lived in the Tuscaloosa area for 24 years and is married with two children.