The WHO and WHY of FCDC

While Franklin County Data Center's origins can be traced back to Ohio laws passed more than 50 years ago—in an era of mainframes and punch cards—our team today is energized by a vibrant vision of a digital-first future for our County colleagues and the local communities they serve. But to be the best partners on this 21st century journey, we must first be clear about who we are and why we are here.

To learn more about FCDC's "why," our recent accomplishments, and who we aspire to be, check out the most recent business plan, operations report, and our Vision, Mission, and Core Values below.

Strategic Business Plan

Operations Report


The trusted enterprise technology service provider.


Through collaboration and innovation, provide cost-effective business-driven technology solutions that enable our partner agencies to offer services to the people and businesses of Franklin County.

  • We believe exceptional technology solutions enable agencies to provide better services to the residents and businesses of Franklin County.
  • We believe every resident of Franklin County deserves secure, efficient, and effective services delivered through innovative technology.
  • We believe the Data Center's most important resource is our people and our diverse and inclusive environment is a key to our success.
  • We believe we are a critical part of ensuring every citizen receives the services and resources to not only survive but thrive.

Core ValuesCore Values


We understand that our most important resource is our people.


We operate in a transparent and professional manner built on trust, respect, unity, and honored commitments.


We invest in collaboration and partnership by dedicating resources, time and effort to building lasting relationships with our partner agencies.


We are good stewards of our resources and are accountable to one another.


We recognize great personal character as well as work results, understanding that "how we do it" is as important as "what we do".


We understand that information technology is evolving. We continually seek improvement and implementation of industry best practices.


We embrace diversity and inclusivity as key components of our success.

Adam J. Frumkin

Adam J. Frumkin, MBA, CGCIO, PMP

Chief Information Officer (CIO)

Franklin County Data Center

Adam Frumkin is a results-driven leader with more than 25 years of experience in developing, directing, and executing business transformation and strategies. He has an established record collaborating with other executives to bring clarity to strategic business decisions and implementing technology to transform business processes.

He has focused experience in strategic planning, cultural and organizational development, emotional intelligence, process reengineering, enterprise system implementations, cybersecurity, and disaster recovery and business continuity planning.

In addition to leading FCDC as CIO, Mr. Frumkin also serves in local and national leadership roles, including:

  • Council Chair, PTI Executive Committee
  • Vice Chair, NACo IT Standing Committee
  • Subcommittee Vice Chair, Finance, Pensions and Intergovernmental Affairs Steering Committee (Elections Subcommittee)
  • Adjunct Professor, The Ohio State University
  • Adjunct Professor, PTI Certified Government Chief Information Officer (CGCIO) program at Rutgers University


  • 2023 Top 25 Doers, Dreamers, and Drivers by Government Technology
  • 2021 Smart County Executive of the Year by StateScoop
  • 2021 BizTech Executive of the Year by Columbus Business First

Trevor Cansler

Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
  • Enterprise Architecture
  • Server, Data Center, and Cloud Infrastructure
  • Wired and Wireless Networks
  • Database Administration
  • Telephony and Collaboration
  • PC Standards, Imaging, and App Distribution
  • Help Desk and 24×7 On-Call

Kara Cruikshank

Deputy Chief of Staff
  • Act as main consultant to CIO
  • Strategic Partnerships and Communication
  • Operational Excellence and Project Management
  • Decision Support and Stakeholder Engagement

Kassy Franz

Chief People Officer (CPO)
  • Talent Management (Attract, Retain, and Develop Human Capital)
  • Benefits
  • Training and Development
  • Employee and Workplace Administration
  • Records Management

Julie Lust

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
  • FCDC Financial Management
  • Franklin County IT Procurement Management
  • Financial Services Compliance
  • Franklin County IT Governance, Risk and Asset Management
  • Vendor Management

Nikki Milburn

Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)
  • Security Engineering and Technology
  • Identity and Access Management
  • Security Operations Center
  • Data Loss Prevention

John Proffitt

Chief Digital Officer (CDO)
  • Government Experience (GX) Digital Services Strategy and Consulting
  • GX Development: Custom digital solutions design and development
  • GX Platforms: Managed digital services
  • GX Concourse: One Franklin County digital presence and communications