Vennard Wright Named CIO of Prince George's (Md.) County Schools

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Tucked away in the Atlantic Coastal plain is Prince George's County, Md., the former home to some of the rich and famous, such as Muppets creator Jim Henson, TV personality Kathy Lee Gifford and bad boy comedian Martin Lawrence.

The county, which has a population of nearly 1 million, is also old stomping grounds for Google Founder Sergey Brin and Roger Easton Sr., the chief inventor of GPS. But these aren't usually the first images that come to mind when people think of the county — it's more a perception of crime and inefficiency, said Vennard Wright, Prince George’s County newly appointed CIO, whose claim to fame is as Hillary Clinton’s tech director.

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