Melissa Kraft

Kraft is the chief information officer of Dallas County, Texas.

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Melissa Kraft is the chief information officer at Dallas County, the eighth largest county in the United States. She oversees the information technology systems for approximately 6,600 county employees and the electronic records for more than 2.6 million residents. Prior to coming to Dallas County, she was the chief technology officer at City of Denton where she led the technology and infrastructure transformation, including a data center upgrade and consolidation, a data academy, 911 quality assurance program and assisted in launching the city’s first co-working space for technology startups.

Jake Williams

Written by Jake Williams

Jake Williams is the vice president of content and community for StateScoop and EdScoop. He's spent nearly a decade in the government IT market, covering the ins and outs of state and local government, as well as higher education. He started his journalism career in his native Pennsylvania and has also worked as a reporter for Campaigns & Elections magazine.

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