Dan Hood joined the City in January 2009. Prior to joining the City, Dan worked for the State of Missouri where he was Network Manager, overseeing the State’s core network infrastructure. Prior to working for the State of Missouri, Dan was Director of Information Technology for Lathrop & Gage Law Offices, based out of Kansas City, a position he held for 10+ years.
Dan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Missouri – Kansas City. Dan’s educational experience also includes extensive Project Management coursework sponsored through the State of Missouri. He is a lifelong resident of the Kansas City area and has lived in Blue Springs since 1996.
In his role as Director of Information Technology, Dan is responsible for administrative, supervisory and technical work in connection with the acquisition, implementation, support and vision of technology for the City. He represents the Information Technology Department to other City personnel, outside agencies and the community. His role includes evaluating technology in order to continually improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the City’s use of information technology in meeting the needs and expectations of the community.