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Information Technology Manager
Karen Kirby

Karen Kirby is the manager of the Information Technology Department for the City of DeSoto. She started working at the city in 1999 in the IT Department, serving in a communications role during the Y2K era, and developing the city's first-ever webpage. She became the department manager in 2001. The IT Department consists of three full-time positions and one part-time position, which support the rest of the city departments in computers, network, user support, telephone system, cell phones, web and much more. Karen earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from SMU, is a graduate of Leadership Southwest, and holds a Certified Public Manager (CPM) certification from The School of Urban and Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Arlington and a Certified Government Chief Information Officer certification from the School of Government at the University of North Carolina.