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John Whetstone

Director of Information Technology

Mr. Whetstone serves as the director of information technology for GMK, with responsibility for all planning, purchasing, implementation, support, and maintenance of the firm’s voice and data systems. His further duties include project billing and production management for GMK’s services divisions (Architecture, Engineering, Construction Services). Over his 25-year career, Mr. Whetstone has developed extensive knowledge of and expertise in Microsoft Server products (Server, Exchange, Dynamics, SQL) and MS workstation products (Office, Office365). He is adept at both troubleshooting legacy systems and building innovative cloud and on-premises solutions across multiple technologies. His formal information systems training also includes achieving certification as a Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) and Certified Novell Engineer (CNE). Mr. Whetstone began his career with GMK first as a purchasing agent and then as network manager before taking a position as agency network field operations manager for the South Carolina Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services. He returned to GMK is 1999 where he assumed his current director role. Mr. Whetstone holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and sociology from the University of South Carolina.