Mayor Appoints Jerome Mullen as Chief Technology Officer

CTO Jerome Mullen

Mayor Rawlings-Blake Appoints Jerome Mullen as Chief Technology Officer 

CTO will lead Mayor's Office of Information Technology, oversee City's information and communications technology initiatives 

BALTIMORE, Md. (November 14, 2014)—Today, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced the appointment of Jerome Mullen, III as Baltimore City's Chief Technology Officer (CTO). As CTO, Mullen will lead the Mayor's Office of Information Technology (MOIT)—the agency responsible for the City's information and communications technology initiatives.

"Jerome is a proven leader with a wealth of experience and knowledge," said Mayor Rawlings-Blake. "I am confident that under his leadership, MOIT will leverage information technology to enhance productivity and improve the delivery of services to the citizens of Baltimore."

Mullen has over 20 years of information technology experience. He joined the Mayor's Office of Information Technology in 2011 as director of IT infrastructure and enterprise services before being promoted to deputy chief technology officer. Since the resignation of former CTO Chris Tonjes earlier this year, Mullen has served as MOIT's acting chief technology officer.

As acting CTO, Mullen directed and managed the launch of a new, improved and user-friendly City-wide website, as well as the completion of phase one of the Inner Harbor Wi-Fi Project, which provides free Wi-Fi access along the Inner Harbor promenade—from Rusty Scupper to the west side of the World Trade Center.

Prior to his service with the City, Mullen served as vice president of IT operations for Enterprise Technology Parks from 2006 to 2011, and as a lead systems administrator, and network operations center manager for Alabanza, Inc. from 2001 to 2006. Mullen is a veteran of the United States Army.

"Continuing to serve the citizens of Baltimore and supporting the Mayor's vision is an honor I don't take lightly," said Mullen. "I'm committed to developing strategic partnerships by transforming government through the innovative use of technology. Together, we have the opportunity to build a connected city with better services for residents and businesses."