Today we’re talking to Chaquinta Fisher, IT Manager for McLennan County Information Technology. We discuss how Chaquinta is helping to make government technology more accessible, why tech will be at the heart of all future career paths, and why open and honest discourse is the answer to solving any problem in our society.

All of this right here, right now, on the Modern CTO Podcast! 

For more about McLennan County, check out their website here.

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About Chaquinta Fisher

24 years in the government technology with an AAS in Microcomputer Technology and multiple Micro-certifications (Corporate Cybersecurity Manager, Asset Security, Incident Management, Intro to Information Security), CJIS LASO and formal Security+ training. 2021 & 2022 ELGL Top 100 Local Government Influencer, Engaging Local Government Leaders Guest Columnist and have various speaking engagements with Civic Plus and local high school STEM groups.

Passionate about serving others, faith/family, community, and bringing awareness to BIPOC in STEM along with Diversity and Inclusion.

I am proud of the teamwork, inclusion, and partnerships that develop worldwide in technology and to be part of the driving force towards positive change and impacting others.

About McLennan County

McLennan County was created by the Texas Legislature in 1850 out of Milam County, and is named for Neil McLennan, an early settler. The county seat, Waco, had been founded originally as an outpost of the Texas Rangers, laid out by George Erath, and was known by 1850 as “Waco Village.”

According to local lore, the first sustained flight did not occur in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, but just outside Tokio, a small community in McLennan County, by a man flying a gyrocopter.
McLennan County Texas Seal

During World War I, McLennan County was home to at least 1 military airfield, Rich Field. McLennan County’s contributions to World War II include the reopening of Rich Field, Doris Miller (awarded the Navy Cross for his heroism at Pearl Harbor, also the first African American to earn such distinction), and James Connally (a locally famous World War II fighter pilot).

Currently, McLennan County includes 22 incorporated cities and 2 unincorporated over a span of 1060 square miles with a population of 260,579 according to the 2020 census.

Joel Beasley

Joel Beasley founded the Modern CTO Podcast in 2017 while writing his book, the Modern CTO book, with the goal of interviewing CTOs and sharing their experiences with others in the tech community.

Joel’s conversational style and insightful questions quickly gained traction, attracting high-profile guests such as Microsoft’s CTO, Kevin Scott, and T-Mobile’s CIO, Cody Stanford. With each episode, the podcast’s popularity continued to grow, and soon, Joel found himself with a waiting list of future guests.

Today, the Modern CTO Podcast has become the number one leadership and tech podcast in the world, with over 150k active listeners, including CTOs, lead developers, and rising tech leaders. Joel’s commitment to creating a conversational atmosphere for his guests to share their experiences has inspired a new generation of leaders and innovators.

As the success of the podcast grew, Joel founded ProSeries Media, a podcast production company that helps companies worldwide create their own podcasts. With a team of producers, content creators, and podcast bookers, ProSeries Media produces over ten shows, providing a platform for companies to connect with their audience and share their expertise.

Through his work on the Modern CTO Podcast and ProSeries Media, Joel Beasley has become a respected voice in the tech industry, inspiring others to share their knowledge and insights with the wider community. His passion for creating engaging content that informs, inspires, and entertains has made him a sought-after speaker and advisor on all things tech.

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