Greenwich looks to make IT right

March 8, 2014 by  

The Town of Greenwich recently appointed Thomas J. Klein as its new Director of Information Technology. Most likely, the town is turning to flyer printing to let residents know of this appointment and of Klein’s background.

The new incumbent will succeed Boris Hutorin, who is retiring in April and has been the town’s IT director for the past 10 years. Klein currently works for Avon Products in New York City as a senior content architect with responsibilities for designing, planning, delivering, and supporting the digital marketing systems of Avon products, which comprise websites around the world, as well as social media and mobile applications for more than six million sales representatives in 60+ international markets.

Before joining Avon, Klein worked at Time Inc. as a senior director and was responsible for technology operations and designing, developing, and supporting applications for the company’s most profitable publications. He has also been an IT Director at Forbes Inc. in charge of global technology strategic planning and operations.

According to Peter J. Tesei, First Selectman of Greenwich, Klein was chosen from among 52 applicants. According to an article on Greenwich’s Patch.com site, Tesei and the search committee believe that Klein is perfectly suited for the position given his understanding of large organizations supported by small IT departments and his knowledge IT, the Internet, and social media.

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