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Joe Ness

Director, Technology

Joe currently serves as Director, Technology for GTN where he is responsible for leading the strategic initiatives associated with GTN’s innovative technology environment. In this role, Joe is responsible for leading the firm’s technology infrastructure initiatives through the design and implementation of hardware, software, security, and connectivity tools.

Joe began his career with GTN in 2022, where his primary responsibilities include building a high performing, stable technology environment designed to support GTN’s operational needs while having the ability to scale and grow. He works closely with GTN’s Senior Leadership team to understand the business needs and objectives while collaborating with technology vendors to reach the necessary solutions.

Prior to joining GTN, Joe was a Senior Design Engineer for 12 years where he was responsible for leading, developing, configuring, and implementing detailed engineering strategies and solutions for a variety of large projects across multiple technologies. He has over 25 years of experience in IT.

Joe earned his associate degree in Management Information Systems from Brown Institute. He holds a Bachelor of Arts, IT Management and a Leadership Certificate from Concordia University in St. Paul, MN.

Outside of the office, Joe enjoys golfing, hiking, day trips exploring, sports, coaching, and time with family and friends.