Douglas County Hires New CTO

Douglas County Hires New CTO
Posted on 05/23/2024

Douglas County, NV – Douglas County is pleased to announce the hiring of its new Chief Technology Officer, Peace Ruggia. Peace brings a wealth of knowledge with his 18 years of experience in information technology (IT), along with a passion for using IT to provide an enjoyable and intuitive experience for everyone.

Prior to coming to Douglas County, Peace worked as an IT Director in Honolulu for five years and an IT Manager in the state of Washington for a year. Most recently Peace served as the IT Director for international freight company Total Logistics Resources.

“I am excited to be a part of Douglas County and the community. I look forward to being a part of a culture that provides exceptional customer service,” Ruggia said. “I believe technology should be accessible and user-friendly for everyone; whether you are a County employee or a resident, I am dedicated to making the digital experience smooth and efficient.”

Peace said his passion for the outdoors will easily translate to Nevada. He is an avid hiker and looks forward to exploring Douglas County’s mountain ranges.

The Technology Services Department (TSD) serves as the County's primary resource for technology guidance and is responsible for the planning, development, coordination, and support of the county's use of information technologies and enterprise data systems. The primary function is to provide internal technical support to County departments, elected officials, and partnering entities. TSD staff consults with personnel to ensure County technology needs are effectively identified, clearly understood, properly prioritized, and efficiently implemented and maintained.

Mission: We provide technology solutions to ensure effective implementation and management of county services. We collaborate with departments to ensure ongoing improvement of services for employees and the citizens of Douglas County.

“I am thrilled to welcome Peace as Douglas County’s new Chief Technology Officer. His expertise and enthusiasm will be crucial in guiding our organization’s mission and the future of Technology Services,” said County Manager Jenifer Davidson.

This was a competitive application process and it yielded strong candidates. Please join us in welcoming Peace to the team.


Peace Ruggia