|Rob Petty has over 25 years of information technology experience. He has been with the City of Novi for 9 years and currently holds the title of Chief Information Officer.
Mr. Petty was nominated for the award by Ayane Grubbs of Novi, who says, “In our current economic environment Rob, like many I.T. Leaders, has been confronted with declining revenues. Rather than layoff staff Rob approached the problem from another direction. He looked at what he could do with his staff to better serve the City of Novi.
This lead to the suggestion to route all internal facility calls for service to the existing I.T. Help Desk. This filled the void that existed operationally within the Facility Operations Department and saved I.T. staff from layoff.
Eventually, Rob was given the leadership role over the Facility Operation Department. By combining I.T., GIS, and Facility Operations. Rob has been able to leverage the skills of his talented team and provide a benefit to the City of Novi both operationally and from a cost savings point.