City of Seguin - From Ad Hoc to Enterprise Scale GIS
Jun 07, 2022
Shane McDaniel & Travis Acklin
City of Seguin - From Ad Hoc to Enterprise Scale GIS


Shane “El Jefe” McDaniel is the Director of IT for the City of Seguin with 26 years of experience across a litany of IT disciplines. His technology career began in 1996 through an enlistment in the Air Force supporting military intelligence and reconnaissance. He spent the first 15 years of his career in federal IT operations before transitioning to the private industry global cybersecurity community. For the past 6 years Shane has been working in Texas municipal government, as a native Texan he takes great pride in serving fellow Texans through local government technology advancement.

Shane is a published author with a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Information Technology. He holds CGCIO, PMP, CISM, ITIL Intermediate, and CompTIA Security+ certifications. Shane is a champion of Country IT, which he defines as a results driven approach to delivering enterprise technology solutions attained via the power of an individual’s spirit and often through nontraditional means. His department and teams have received numerous awards for their approach to delivering Information Technology services and solutions in municipal government.



Travis Acklin is the GIS Manager for the City of Seguin with 19 years of experience. He started his career in GIS in 2003 working for a Planning District (Council of Governments) in South Dakota where he played a key role in Parcel management, 911 data creation, and management of a 16 County Regional GIS system.  For the past 6 years he has worked for Comal County, TX where he was a Senior GIS Analysts where he managed the Enterprise GIS Database and Asset Manager software for the County.  Just recently, he has started a career in City of Seguin, where he has implemented a Best Practice approach to mainstream City Wide GIS that has incorporated all Departments along with a public GIS interface.


Travis has B.A in Geography and has the honor of working in local government for the past 19 years.