Company: CA Dept of Parks and Recreation
Title: Chief Information Officer
Phil Minas is the Chief Information Officer for the California Department of Parks and Recreation. As CIO he provides technology operations and solutions to over 5,000 employees located at 256 locations throughout the State. Phil Minas’ technology career is founded on his ability to provide leadership and tactical direction in the modernizing of business process and creating enterprise environments that provide efficiency, consistency, and dependability.
Prior to assuming his career as a State IT Leader, he served as Chief Information Officer for mega retailer Tower Records, were he led projects to install modern point-of-sale and product management equipment and processes throughout Tower’s worldwide locations.
Phil’s CIO career at State Parks has been based on applying standard Project Management principles to develop and direct projects with the goal of modernizing outdated systems, process and business practices which include Retail Sales Management, Law Enforcement Dispatching, Park Visitor access to Wi-Fi, Human Resources, Lifeguard Management, Inventory Control, VOIP, and Data Analytics.