Eric McHenry

Information Technology
Title: Director and Chief Information Officer
Phone: 707-543-3097
Eric McHenry

Prior to joining the City of Santa Rosa as its Chief Technology Officer in 2005, Mr. McHenry was a co-founder of a Sonoma County, California-headquartered company developing telecom infrastructure equipment supporting next-generation mobility services for wireless and wireline service providers.

Mr. McHenry brings many additional years of technology management and business leadership from a successful career with Agilent Technologies and Hewlett Packard where he held the position of Vice President and General Manager of Agilent Technologies Wireless Network Test Division. 

Mr. McHenry’s career with HP/Agilent began in 1980 in Palo Alto, developing digital communications test equipment for terrestrial and mobile communications customers. In 1991, he moved to HP’s Santa Rosa site, where he held various engineering and marketing management positions for new and emerging businesses within HP and Agilent. During that time, Mr. McHenry also spent two years abroad where he led the product development for HP’s ATM (Asynchronous Transfer Mode) and IP performance test products.

Mr. McHenry received his bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Mr. McHenry currently serves on the Board of the Redwood Empire Food Bank and KRCB Northbay Public Media. Mr. McHenry is an avid outdoorsman, enjoying kayaking, backpacking and motorcycling with his wife LaVerne, two adult children and friends. 

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