Alumnus Troy Thomason takes the helm as chief information officer after 15 years of serving Rollins in multiple information-technology roles.
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Troy Thomason ’02 ’04MA has steadily risen through the IT ranks since 2003 when he started as a technical support specialist. Since then, he has worked in nearly every area of IT. He has held various management positions since 2009, making him uniquely qualified to assume the role of chief information officer, which he has been performing on an interim basis since January.
Before taking on the interim CIO role, Thomason served as the director of networks and operations from 2014 to 2017, supervising the daily operations of network, data center, and roughly 200 systems and applications.
Thomason obtained the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification in 2017. CISSP is a globally recognized credential, verifying information security competency to protect organizations from attack. This credential proves extensive technical and managerial abilities to engineer and manage information security programs.
“These internal promotions—as opposed to conducting external, national searches—are proof that we have a great talent base right here at Rollins,” says President Grant Cornwell of the recent staff movements. Thomason’s promotion coincides with that of Matt Hawks’ to associate vice president of human resources and risk management.