Loerts selected as the new Information Technology director

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Adam Loerts will serve as the new director of Information Technology, starting October 5, 2020.

Loerts has served Benton County since 2006, most recently serving as the deputy director of Information Technology (IT). Hired as a senior network engineer, Loerts acted in capacity for the roles of department chief information officer and deputy chief information officer from April 2012 to February 2013, and was formally promoted to deputy director of Information Technology in February 2013.

Prior to his service with Benton County, Loerts worked as both a network administrator at the State of Oregon Legislature and as a system administrator in the private sector. Loerts began his career in information technology serving for 7 years as a local area network / wireless area network administrator in the United States Navy.

“Adam has 25 years of experience in the field of Information Technology and brings an excellent depth and breadth of experience with IT services, projects and teams. Additionally, he places the highest priority on customer and employee engagement, an essential quality for an internal service department. I believe Adam’s leadership and vision for the department’s services and county infrastructure will benefit Benton County for years to come,” said Joe Kerby, Benton County administrator.

Following a national recruitment, 88 individuals applied for the position. County leadership initially interviewed 13 applicants, and then invited 4 final candidates to a final round of interviews.