Brandon Kenney brings over twenty-five years of technology experience with the past eight years as a Chief Information Officer. Brandon has experience in leading global technology efforts in the automotive industry, leading technology efforts through mergers and acquisitions in the hospitality industry and bringing a consumer and branding approach to the government sector. Brandon is a self-described data evangelist, believing that data and analytics can lead to insights with the power to change the way we live, work and play.
Brandon currently serves as the Chief Information Officer for Forsyth County, GA. Forsyth County consistently ranks as one of the fastest growing counties in the United States. In his role as Chief Information Officer, Brandon leads a group of IT professionals in a digital transformation strategy to fundamentally change the way government approaches technology. Brandon brings his extensive experience in the private sector to lead a “consumer focused” approach to providing services to both residents and those doing business within the county. Brandon also leads a group of Geographical Information Service professionals, focusing on spatial analytics and bringing the power of location-based services to decision making.
Prior to joining Forsyth County, Brandon served as the Chief information Officer for Herschend Family Entertainment, the largest privately-owned theme park company in the United States and as interim CIO for Saab Cars of North America.
Brandon received a B.S. in Operations and Systems Management from the University of South Alabama and received his MBA from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a concentration in the Management of Technology. In 2015, Brandon was recognized as a finalist for the Georgia CIO of the Year award in the Corporate category and is a finalist for 2019 in the Non-Profit/Public Sector category.