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Delaware River and Bay Authority Hires Director of Information Technology - Atul Antala Selected to Manage the Agency’s Information Technology Department

By Cape May-Lewes Ferry | Nov 19, 2012
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(New Castle, DE)  Today, Delaware River and Bay Authority officials announced that Atul Antala of Middletown, Delaware, was selected to be the bi-state agency’s new Director of Information Technology.  Mr. Antala, who began his duties with the Authority on November 14, 2012, reports to the Chief Information Officer.

“I’m honored that the Delaware River and Bay Authority selected me to lead and manage their information technology staff and systems, “said Atul Antala.  “The Authority’s a dynamic organization with a great team of IT professionals.  It’s a tremendous opportunity.”

Serving as the Director of Information Technology, Mr. Antala is responsible for all aspects of information technology management and administration.  He is responsible for the Authority’s networks, computer hardware and software applications and appropriate licenses, certificates and maintenance agreements as well as ITS staff.  In addition, Mr. Antala will ensure that Authority IT assets are maintained, safeguarded and secure.   

“With more than 15 years of progressive technology experience with a number of well-respected corporations, Mr. Antala has the credentials and knowledge to keep the Authority moving forward in the ever-changing technology world,” said Geraldine DiNicola-Owens, Chief Information Officer. “Atul brings a new perspective and I am pleased he accepted the opportunity to lend his leadership abilities and problem solving skills to positively impact this important aspect of our agency.   We are fortunate to have him as part of our team.”

Prior to his selection as the Authority’s Director of Information Technology, Mr. Antala was Technical Delivery Manager at Bank of America.  In this role, Atul managed the delivery of multiple concurrent system enhancements and regulatory projects at the bank.  He coordinated work between technical teams, business partners and vendors to ensure consistency, identify potential risk, and meet time critical deadlines.  Mr. Antala also served as Project Manager at AAA Mid-Atlantic where he managed and coordinated the launch of a new multi-million dollar system application project for their insurance business.

Mr. Antala began his career as a programer analyst for ADP-Wilco International PLC in New York City in 1996.  Following his time at ADP-Wilco, Atul served as a senior programmer at J.P. Morgan. 

A graduate of the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey, with a B.S. in Biochemistry, Mr. Antala also earned a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from the New Jersey Institute of Technology and a Master of Business Administration degree from Goldey-Beacom College.  

About the Delaware River and Bay Authority

The Delaware River and Bay Authority, a bi-state governmental agency created by Compact in 1962, is charged with providing vital transportation links between Delaware and New Jersey as well as economic development in the three counties of Delaware and the four southern counties of New Jersey.  To fulfill these missions, the Authority operates the Delaware Memorial Bridge, the Cape May-Lewes Ferry, the Three Forts Ferry Crossing, the Salem County Business Center and five regional airports—New Castle, Civil Air Terminal at Dover AFB, and Delaware Airpark, all in Delaware, and Millville and Cape May, both in New Jersey.

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