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Bowie Selects Alexandria, VA Expert to Lead City’s IT Department

Vanetta Pledger has been chosen to head up Bowie's Information Technology Department. She is currently an IT manager in Alexandria, VA.

Vanetta Pledger has been chosen to head up Bowie's Information Technology Department. Credit: City of Bowie
Vanetta Pledger has been chosen to head up Bowie's Information Technology Department. Credit: City of Bowie

From a news release:

Bowie City Manager David Deutsch announced Monday that after a nation-wide search, Vanetta Pledger has been chosen to head up the city’s Information Technology Department.

Pledger will assume the helm of the department on June 23 after being the director of information technology for Orange CountyVA, and holding several positions of increasing responsibility with the City of Alexandria, VA. In her current job she serves as Alexandria’s Network Management Division Chief, where she has led efforts to improve the reliability, efficiency, performance, and security of the government’s internal and external systems.

“We’re excited to have Vanetta Pledger join our management team. She comes to us with very high marks for being an excellent leader and project manager who can think strategically, but who also has a deep understanding of hardware, software and network infrastructure,” said City Manager Deutsch in a news release. “Her background is varied and relevant, and includes hands-on experience in all of the major focuses of a forward thinking municipal IT department.”

Pledger is a graduate of George Mason University and earned her master of science degree in information technology systems from George Washington University in 2005.

She will fill an opening created by the departure of Robert Boller, who led the IT Department for almost 20 years before retiring in January of this year.

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