Robert Beach, Chief Technology Officer, City of Cocoa, Florida

Robert Beach

Chief Technology Officer

City of Cocoa, Florida

Robert "Rob" Beach has over 30 years as a technology leader, known for blending innovation with professionalism and teamwork. Presently, as the Chief Technology Officer for the City of Cocoa, Rob has revamped its IT infrastructure, solidifying its position as a dependable partner for City departments and residents. Before this role, Rob served as the Director of IT for Seminole County Government and as the IT Director at the City of Oviedo. He’s also imparted his deep experience as a professor at institutions like Valencia College, Seminole State College, and Daytona State College. In recognition of his contributions, he was named a Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leader in 2010. Rob graduated from the University of Central Florida with a BS/BA and pursued further studies at the Florida Institute of Technology, earning an MS/IT and an MBA. A distinguished alumnus of the John Scott Dailey Institute of Government's CGCIO program, he's also been an active member of FLGISA, holding roles from District Director to Vice President and currently serves as its 2nd Vice President. Currently, he is the City representative on the Executive Committee of the MS-ISAC and serves as a Leadership Mentor for the organization as well. Outside of his professional commitments, Rob is a devoted family man, cherishing 18 years of marriage with his wife Shyla and their blended family, including daughters Emily and Baylee, and son Gavin. He's also an avid sports enthusiast, passionately supporting Orlando City SC, UF, and UCF teams. This blend of family ties and sports fervor provides Rob with a deep sense of community and balance in Central Florida.

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