Michael Timm has been named the new director of the Oakland County Information Technology Department.
Timm, the current director of business planning and the project business office for Meridian Health Plan, will be responsible for overseeing the county’s IT service bureau that provides information to 82 county divisions, over 100 government and 50 private sector customers.
He will step into his new role Monday, June 19. Timm will be replacing Ed Poisson, longtime county IT director, who retired in January.
Phil Bertolini, Oakland County’s chief information officer and deputy county executive, said 350 people from across Michigan and the country applied for this job.
“We work hard here at the county to make sure we get the right people on our team,” said Bertolini. “We currently have a number of large initiatives under way here within the Information Technology Department. He (Michael Timm) has an incredible background and experiences in these types of implementations and initiatives. His work history will really put him in a good spot to be a leader in Oakland County.”
The department is responsible for over 150 major applications consisting of more than 8,000 programs while providing systems support, maintenance, enchancements and new development for all systems applications.
“I believe him to be an outstanding choice,” said County Executive L. Brooks Patterson.
Timm’s resume provides the following summary of qualifications:
• Proven IT leader with exceptional communication and people skills
• Maturity of experience to…
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