John Bayliss has been chosen as the new director of the Loudoun County Information Technology Department, County Administrator Tim Hemstreet said on Tuesday, according to a press release.
Bayliss was selected after nationwide recruitment. His appointment is effective September 2.
Bayliss has more than 20 years of professional experience in the administration and management of enterprise-level information systems for local governments, the statement said. He has held several key technology roles in Arlington County, most recently as Chief Technology Officer since 2018.
His previous experience includes the position of Director of Information Technology and Cloud Migration Operations for the United States Postal Service / Office of the Inspector General. Prior to that, Bayliss also held various information technology positions with public schools in Fairfax County and Bedford County, Virginia.
As head of the IT department, Bayliss will oversee various programs including IT infrastructure and customer service, business systems support, technology services, security and IT project management, says the press release.
The department is also working to promote broadband services for residents and businesses in Loudoun County. The department administers the county’s cable television franchises, provides personnel support to the Loudoun County Communications Commission, provides technology systems and services to the county government and Loudoun County public schools, and services radio communications to county public safety agencies.
Bayliss holds a BA in Geography from Radford University and an MA in Geography and Geographic Information Systems from Virginia Polytechnic and State University (now Virginia Tech).