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R. Dee Hathaway

Technology - Innovation - Leadership

Career Highlights

  • Managed design, procurement, installation and support of enterprise projects including Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD), Content Management System (CMS), Document Management System (DMS), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), municipal permitting and inspection applications, Storage Area Network (SAN), Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), LAN/WAN and wireless (public and private) connectivity.
  • Worked at a strategic/executive level with internal staff, agency business and technology owners and other key stakeholders to understand complex business needs, recommend business-focused solutions and ensure timely, cost-effective and reliable implementation and support.
  • Formed local governance group to prioritize projects, initiatives and budget and develop Service Level Agreements (SLAs) to match the needs of supported departments/divisions.
  • Led organizations as Acting Executive Director and Acting City Manager.

Work experience


Data Center Integration and Disaster Recovery Consultant

Maricopa County

Coordinated the strategic development and implementation of plans, processes, and procedures to ensure the IT services supporting critical business functions can resume within a predefined time-frame in event of a disaster, while minimizing system downtime and potential data loss. 


IT Director


Served as the first Information Technology Director for a consolidated Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP).  NORCOM supports 5 police and 14 fire agencies, providing front-line emergency services to a community of over 800,000 in an area covering 625 square miles.  

Managed all IT functions in a 24x7 emergency services organization, including personnel, policy and project management, organizational structure and budget.

  • Negotiated resolution to 3-year vendor dispute, saving $300,000 in year 1 and reducing on-going maintenance costs by 25%.
  • Established first stable, fully operational system in history of organization.
  • Created new line of business as outsourced IT for external agency.
  • Rebranded in-house application in preparation for sale and distribution.

IT Director

City of Buckeye, AZ

Directed Information Technology operations for one of the fastest growing communities in America.  Buckeye has over 500 staff across 40 networked facilities, including City Hall, public safety, water and wastewater sites, courts, public works, libraries, community resource centers and sports complexes. 

Managed day to day operations for technology department including administration, applications, community outreach, facility access and security, infrastructure, innovation and process improvement, print/copy center, telecommunications, service desk, social media, web site & web services administration and public & secure wireless connectivity.

  • Combined IT and Facilities Maintenance service and support into a single ITIL-based Service Desk, resulting in a true “one-stop shop”.
  • Achieved 96% customer service approval rating and maintained that level with 0 department attrition for 6 years.
  • Slashed budget 35% by identifying cost saving measures, implementing alternative solutions, renegotiating contracts, realigning resources and managing equipment lifecycles.
  • Reduced print/copy spending 40% and saved 25% of staff time by implementing an on-site print/copy center.


Hathaway IT Solutions

Provided contractual/consulting services for multiple local and national projects including:

  • Oversaw pilot project for implementation of service centers in retail store chain, including cabling, server and thin-client installation and development of training and documentation for full nationwide rollout.
  • Defined and documented Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for help desk operations while training technical staff in providing support to over 2,500 users.
  • Developed applications to replace mainframe computer systems for national financial institution.
  • Consolidated and relocated network operations center.
  • Created application for tracking inventory for military network upgrade.

Network Engineer

The Network Group
  • Managed multiple accounts and IT projects including WAN integration and network upgrade and optimization. 
  • Provided top level support for international training/product conferences.

Systems Engineer

Entex Information Services
  • Designed, installed and supported multiple projects including LAN/WAN, email and AS/400 systems for clients primarily in the technical and financial industries.  
  • Developed applications for clients in the finance and healthcare industry.


Bachelor of Science - Business/IT Management

Western Governors University

Center Manager Certification Program (CMCP)

National Emergency Number Association (NENA)

Six Sigma Green Belt

Agile and Scrum

Management Plaza


  • Arizona Technology Summit, Machaon Corporation, Governing Body
  • Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP), Secretary, Phoenix Chapter
  • Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO), Member
  • INTERFACE Phoenix/Seattle, F2F Events, Advisory Council
  • International City/County Management Association (ICMA), Member
  • King County E911 Technology & Operations Task Force, Sound Cities Representative
  • Project Management Institute (PMI), Member
  • National Emergency Number Association (NENA), Member

Technical Proficiencies

  • Backup & Recovery (Commvault, DPM, Veeam)
  • Communications & Video Conferencing (Lync, Office Communicator, Skype)
  • Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) (Spillman, TriTech, Tyler/New World Systems)
  • Content Filtering (CyBlock, OpenDNS, WebSense)
  • Database Management (MS SQL)
  • ERP/HIRS (Caselle, Munis, PeopleSoft, SAP)
  • Firewalls/Routers/Switches (Cisco, ISA, Juniper)
  • GIS (ESRI)
  • Help Desk Systems (Heat, IssueTrak, ManageEngine, Remedy, Track-it/Footprints)
  • Mobile Device Management (MaaS360, Meraki)
  • MS Exchange (2003-2013, Office 365)
  • MS Office (Access, Excel, Powerpoint, Project, Visio, Word)
  • MS Server 2003/2008/2012 (Active Directory, DHCP, DNS, GP)
  • Project Management (Agile, MS Project, Scrum, Waterfall)
  • SaaS & Cloud (Azure, O365)
  • Storage Area Network (SAN) (DataCore, NetApp, X-IO)
  • Virtualization (Hyper-V, VMware)
  • VoIP (Cisco)
  • Web Development (HTML, SharePoint, WordPress)