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Jim Ridgill Biography
Jim Ridgill is the inaugural Information Technology Manager for the City of Greer and has served in this role for the past 14 years. Prior to joining the City of Greer, Jim served in leadership and management roles in information technology for 22 years in the areas of health care, manufacturing and education. Jim has also served on the Board of Directors for the Municipal Technology Association of South Carolina and the Advisory Council for ECPI University. Jim holds a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Siena Heights University, a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Limestone University, and a Certified Government Chief Information Officer certification from the University of North Carolina School of Government.
VICE PRESIDENT - FINANCE
Chuck Horton Biography
Chuck Horton has served as the Chief Information Officer with York County's Information Technology Department since 2018. Prior to joining York County, Chuck served in local government as well as logistics and warehouse management. Chuck’s previous experience includes software development, database administration and managing day-to-day operations for the IT Department as the York County IT Assistant Director for seven years. Chuck received the Government CIO (CGCIO) certification from the University of North Carolina School of Government at Chapel Hill.
VICE PRESIDENT - MEMBER SERVICES
Rick Lambert Biography
Rick Lambert serves with the South Carolina Judicial Branch as the manager of its Project Management Office. Prior to joining the the Judicial Branch, Rick served as a project manager with the University of South Carolina's (USC) as well as time with the Georgetown County GIS Department and also with USC Contractual Services as a GIS Technician. Rick holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of South Carolina’s School of Geography. He has been a certified Project Management Professional through the Project Management Institute since 2011. In addition to serving with SCGMIS, he is also an active board member for the North Springs Home Owners Association and a past Commissioner and Director of Football Operations for the Gamecock Youth Football Association.
VICE PRESIDENT - COMMUNICATIONS
Michael Shelton Biography
Michael Shelton manages the communications efforts for the South Carolina Department of Administration’s Office of Technology and Information Services. In this capacity, Michael is responsible for the design, production and implementation of a variety of internal and external communications. Michael holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of South Carolina’s School of Journalism and Mass Communications as well as a Graduate Certificate in contract management from the Florida Institute of Technology. Prior to beginning his career in state government in 2007, Michael was employed as a business relations specialist for the Florida Institute of Technology’s National Center for Small Business Information, where he directed the Center’s marketing efforts and served as a course instructor and community liaison.
VICE PRESIDENT, VENDOR SERVICES