Sanford Hess

Hess is the IT director of Urbana, Illinois.

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Sanford Hess is the IT director for the City of Urbana in Central Illinois. In this role, Hess is responsible for the IT operations for the city of more than 40,000 residents. Before joining the city, Hess was a consultant for CGI. In addition to technology-focused roles, Hess has overseen operations at both The Art Theater and The Virginia Theatre in Champaign, Illinois. Hess is also an active member and executive leader in the Illinois chapter of GMIS.

Jake Williams

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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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