Starke County Commissioners Hire IT Director

starke-county-courthouseStarke County has a new information technology director. The county commissioners Monday hired Brian Pinson for the position. He replaces Joe Short, who recently resigned to take a job in South Bend.

Pinson will be in charge of the network and technology infrastructure at the courthouse, annex building and jail. The commissioners did restructure the position slightly by putting radio maintenance responsibilities under the purview of the emergency management agency director. Short had a county-issued vehicle, but Pinson will be paid mileage for work-related travel. His starting salary is $40,000, with a $1,250 raise after six months and an additional $1,250 after a year. If he completes his associate’s degree he will get another $2,500.