Director of Information Technology, Kelly Ahrens

Kelly Ahrens is director of information technology for the City of East Providence, a position she has held since 2011. Ahrens oversees the City's four-person IT team, which provides services for all city departments including 24/7 information technology support of public safety operations.

Prior to being named IT director, Ahrens was Director of Technology for the East Providence School Department where she provided overall coordination of the district's instructional technology program, system-wide network infrastructure and managed related staff.

Before joining the City of East Providence in 2009, Ahrens spent more than 10 years with the Bellingham School District in various information services roles.

Ahrens earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from California State University, a Master of Education in Technology from Lesley University, and Certified Government Information Officer (CGCIO) certification from University of California.