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Newton hires tech guru

Newton hires new tech guru

NEWTON, N.C. – Newton welcomes Nikki Gregory-Pruett as the city’s new information systems director.

Gregory-Pruett joined the city’s team Monday, June 1. She came to Newton from Gastonia, where she was the information technology support services manager at Partners Behavioral Health Management for the past three years. Prior to her time at Partners Behavioral Health, Pruett served for 13 years as the city of Morganton’s information technology director.

“This is a natural fit for me because of the way my mind works,” Gregory-Pruett said. “I’m glad to be here.”

She said her logical and analytical way of thinking, as well as a dedication to teamwork, will allow her to effectively oversee Newton’s systems.

Gregory-Pruett’s responsibilities include professional and technical work in the procurement, installation, configuration and maintenance of the city’s network systems, hardware and software. She also oversees the city’s telephone, radio and other communications systems.

“We’re pleased with the expertise Nikki brings to this position,” Newton City Manager Todd Clark said. “We expect her leadership will ensure the technology the city uses to serve its residents and businesses remains on the cutting edge.”

During her first week on the job, Gregory-Pruett has met city staff, attended a Newton City Council meeting, and begun to familiarize herself with the city’s networks.

Gregory-Pruett lives in Granite Falls with her husband and their three dogs. She and her husband have four grown children.

Newton IS director Nikki Gregory Pruett
Nikki Gregory-Pruett is the city of Newton's new information systems director.