Margaret Brisbane

Assistant Director, Enterprise Solutions
Miami Dade County

Margaret Brisbane is an Assistant Director in the Information Technology Department for Miami Dade County. In her current role she is responsible for leading a team of 200+ IT professionals in the development and implementation of business solutions. Margaret’s team provides ongoing support of major County enterprise applications, including the Financial, Payroll, Human Resources, Public Safety, Social Services, Legislative, Commerce and the PeopleSoft systems. She also leads the teams that support the Parks, Social Services and Housing Departments. Her team also supports document and asset management and geospatial systems.

Prior to joining the County, Margaret served as Director of Service Delivery for Burger King Corporation. During her 20-year career she led the Telecommunications Center of Excellence for various Diageo brands, worked on restaurant systems support as well as Point of Sales system implementation for various domestic and international locations.

Throughout her career, Margaret has been actively involved in the community and professional organizations. She is currently a member of the Technology Committee for both the Greater Chamber of Commerce and the Beacon Council. She served as co-chair for the Community Services Committee for the FIU Alumni Circle and is a co-chair for the annual United Way Women’s Leadership breakfast. She is the Chair of the IT Women Virtual Mentoring Program and a mentor to one of the scholarship recipients. She established a mentoring program between the County’s IT department and a local high school IT Academy, currently in its 10th year. She was the Chair for the 2007 – 2008 Greater Chamber of Commerce Leadership Miami Program and was a member of the Executive Committee for 7 years. She was instrumental in developing and chairing the Chambers Youth Leadership program for 3 years. She has also participated as a mentor to several FIU business students to continually innovate and build their technical and business skills. She has participated on the eMerge Executive Committee and leads the effort for the County’s booth at the annual conference.

Margaret holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in International Marketing from Florida International University and a Master of Business Administration with Honors from Nova Southeastern University. She also received a certificate in Executive Leadership from Harvard University. She received the Torch award from FIU and was name Female Technology Leader of the Year by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce. She recently received the “Ones to Watch” award from the CIO Executive Council.