Executive Constantine appoints experienced tech executive to lead King County’s award-winning information technology team

After a nationwide search, Executive Constantine selected a former senior Amazon manager to lead King County’s Department of Information Technology, recognized last year as the Best IT County in the Nation.

Tanya Hannah will lead the 450-person team that was selected as Best IT County in the Nation last year by the National Association of Counties. Hannah, who joined King County IT in June 2017 as Deputy Director, was selected after an extensive nationwide search in which more than 300 candidates applied.

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Tanya Hannah, Director of King County Department of Information Technology

“Our award-winning team of IT professionals has established King County as a national leader in using technology to improve the quality of life in our community,” said Executive Constantine. “Tanya has exactly what I wanted for our next Chief Information Officer: The proven ability to lead creative, innovative teams committed to continuous improvement.”

King County’s Department of Information Technology has earned a reputation as one of the most innovative, forward-thinking public IT agencies in the United States, by rethinking the way the county delivers products, services and capabilities to residents, using technology to meet customers where they are – day or night on any device.

Hannah previously served as a senior manager at Amazon and Computer Sciences Corporation. As a Senior Technical Program Manager at Amazon, she launched self-service automated hardware planning and a data analytics platforming using machine learning while working with global partners. She has served as the interim Chief Information Officer since October 2007.

“Our customers get world-class service from the tech giants in their own community. They expect nothing less from their government. This is what drives us every day. Whether it’s Hololens technology to streamline on-site work or integrating real-time food safety data into Yelp restaurant reviews, we believe in partnerships and innovation to deliver the best possible service to our community.”

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