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Steve Bennett of Morganton, North Carolina has been selected as Craven County’s New Information Technology Director. Bennett most recently served as the Information Technology Director for Burke County for the past eight years. Originally from Pamlico County, Bennett served as a Network Technician for the City of New Bern prior to accepting the Information Technology Director position in Burke County.
Bennett has over 18 years of experience in the public sector information and technology field and he holds the County Government Certified Information Officer (CGCIO) Certification from the University of North Carolina School of Government. Bennett earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Technology from Kaplan University.
“We are very excited to bring Steve Bennett to serve as Craven County’s second Information and Technology Director in the history of Craven County Government,” stated Jack B. Veit, III, Craven County Manager.
Bennett was selected from a competitive applicant pool established through an extensive multi-state search and will begin with Craven County on March 9, 2020. Bennett will replace Dennis Holton, Craven County’s first and long-time Information and Technology Director who retired November 30, 2019 after 38 years of service with Craven County.