The Daily News Journal (Murfreesboro, TN)
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Chris A. Lilly has joined the city of Murfreesboro as Director of Information Technology, the city announced today.
His first day will be April 2, he said.
A resident of Murfreesboro since he was 4, Lilly said he is a 2007 graduate of Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Management and Human Relations, according to a news release from city spokesman Chris Shofner.
Lilly’s essential job responsibilities for the city of Murfreesboro will include development of an Information Technology (IT) Master Plan and assisting in the development of departmental business plans and strategies. He will be responsible for maintaining strategic relationships with department heads and managing IT staff. He will also oversee software acquisition and implementation in the most cost-effective manner possible and will review these processes when complete. He will also serve as in-house consultant on business automation projects and process re-engineering, among other tasks.
Most recently, Lilly was regional director of information technology for Corvel Corporation in Cool Springs. His duties included managing and overseeing the operations, infrastructure, budget and personnel of the Southeast Regional IT Department in Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina. He also oversaw the company’s wide area and local area networks and the company’s vendor contracts and relationships among on- and off-site resources, among others.
Lilly and his wife, Novonda, have five children: Lapecia, 22; Jazmyne, 17; Chris II, 16 and 8-year-old twins, Chandler and Chase.
A member of the March of Dimes board of directors and leader of a Youth Football League, the Murfreesboro Blue Raiders, Lilly said he believes in being active in his community, especially with children.
“I’m really excited about taking on the position of IT director for the city of Murfreesboro, and I look forward to being an asset to this great city and community that I call home,” Lilly said in the news release.
Lilly said he’s looking forward to making more of a difference in the lives of young people in the community.
“I love kids, and I want to work hard to give them the technological knowledge they will need to be productive citizens,” he said.
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