MORPC Announces Cory Tressler as Strategic Director of Technology

Newly Created Role Will Help Drive the Regional Council's Digital Innovation Efforts

The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) has named Cory Tressler as Strategic Director of Technology. In this role, he will provide strategic technology leadership for the regional planning organization to ensure effective use of robust and reliable technology resources. Tressler will also lead the development, implementation, and use of technology throughout the agency.

Tressler will oversee the full range of information systems and telecommunications activities, as well as developing a vision and strategy for technology innovation at MORPC, in collaboration with MORPC partners, and throughout the Central Ohio region.

“We are pleased to have Cory join our team. We believe his extensive experience and strategic insights in technology will be instrumental in driving our digital transformation efforts, enhancing our cybersecurity programs, and positioning us to better serve our region.”

With more than 16 years in the technology arena, Tressler most recently served at Apple where he was the Worldwide Higher Education Marketing Manager. Prior to his time with Apple, Tressler spent more than nine years with The Ohio State University in a variety of capacities to support technology programs, projects, and initiatives within the Office of Distance Education and eLearning. As Director of Learning Programs & Digital Flagship at the university, he spearheaded the Digital Flagship student success program, one of the largest and most comprehensive technology enablement programs in higher education.

“I’m excited to join MORPC and contribute to its ongoing success. Central Ohio’s growing population and major economic development projects are reshaping the region at record pace and demand that we move faster and more efficiently with the services we provide so that we can better plan for the growth on the horizon.”

Tressler holds a Bachelor of Arts in English, and African & African American Studies from The Ohio State University, a Master of Arts in Teaching from the University of South Carolina, and a Master of Arts in Educational Studies: Educational Technology at The Ohio State University. He is a graduate of the MOR Associates CIO Leadership and the Educause CIO Leadership programs.

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