As the Assistant Deputy Executive Officer of Information Management (IM), Ron Moskowitz is responsible for implementing information technologies to automate and/or streamline agency business processes. He has primary responsibility for overall planning, administration and coordination of the activities of IM staff who, in turn are responsible for acquiring, setting up, and maintaining all computer and network hardware and software and for the development and deployment of customized automated systems. In this role, Ron oversees both computing infrastructure and software application solutions that are practical, focused, cost-effective, and in the best interests of the agency and its system users.
Ron has worked in the information technology field for 28 years, including executive level appointments in the counties of Orange, San Diego, and Los Angeles as well as senior positions at industry leading organizations. He began his career designing complex network infrastructures, building enterprise data centers, and developing business specific applications for medical, commercial, and hospitality industries. Ron then joined the County of Orange as the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and County HIPAA Security Officer, where his key contributions included developing the County strategic plan, policies, operational processes and technology architecture for information security and health care compliance. Subsequently, Ron served as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the San Diego District Attorney’s Office where he was responsible for overseeing business critical and multifaceted jobs in addition to developing new systems and improving applications upon which the organization relies heavily. Under his leadership, the office received a number of significant awards in technology, including Ron being honored as the ‘2012 Information Technology Executive of the Year’ by the San Diego Business Journal. Prior to joining SCAQMD, Ron served as the CIO for the Los Angeles Treasurer and Tax Collector – the largest office in the United States – where he spent almost five years transforming legacy systems and processes to a modernized infrastructure and agile application development environment.
In addition to earning a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Technology Management, Ron holds a number of highly sought industry certifications including Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). Ron has served as both a chair and active member on a number of State and Local Government committees and boards including the Los Angeles County CIO Council.