Joan Schoening
Senior Advisor

Joan Schoening


Bachelors of Arts in Management – Saint Mary’s College of California


About Joan

Joan has over 28 years of experience in information technology in local government. During her tenure she has managed diverse and complex technology projects and participated in cross-department non-technical initiatives to develop a broad skillset to apply to information technology-related projects. After retiring in 2013, Joan worked as an independent project manager assisting local agencies and served as a senior advisor with another management consulting firm.

As an IT Manager for the City of Foster City, Joan was responsible for planning, budgeting, implementation, maintenance, and security of citywide information technology. Joan worked closely with city management and departments to align business goals with technology solutions to drive process improvements; developed policies and procedures to implement best practices for citywide technology projects; and was a staff liaison for a citizen’s technology advisory committee. Under her supervision, the City’s IT Division developed a public sector job board for use by local agencies. The application grew to include the ability to post the agency recruitment, accept the application on-line and allow an agency to manage the recruitment process within one system. Joan returned after retirement to be a project manager to manage the rewrite of the application. The application is still in use today.

During her tenure at the City of San Mateo she developed skills related to business systems analysis, software development and methodology, daily operations, network infrastructure, e-mail systems, help desk, desktop operating and software systems, and backup and recovery.

Joan served on the local chapter and state board for the Municipal Information Systems Association of California (MISAC), an organization for public agency information technology professionals. At the City of Foster City, she participated in the Deferred Compensation Committee and two county-wide technology subcommittees for Police and Fire.

Joan earned her Bachelors of Arts in Management from Saint Mary’s College of California.

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