IT Professionals Day - Gene Andersen

Gene Andersen


NATIONAL INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (IT) PROFESSIONALS DAY is observed annually every third Tuesday in September. This year it will be recognized on September 18. National IT Professionals Day is set aside to honor the highly-respected technical professionals we all rely on to keep us connected to our computers.  The IT professionals are often under-appreciated.  Whether it be desktops, laptops, mobile devices, applications, servers, networks, databases or cybersecurity, IT professionals keep businesses running properly.

Gene Andersen is one of only two IT professionals working for the U.S. Forest Service in the Northern California area. When employees call the Help Desk number, they most likely will be connected to a Tier 1-IT professional. Gene is a Tier-2 IT professional, which means that the caller might be connected with him if the other IT professional is unable to assist. Gene takes calls from all over the country however, his priority is on California, Region 5.

Gene Andersen was born and raised in Montana. He started his career in the U.S. Navy as a Fire Control Technician, working with the radar for surface to air missiles. He made First Class Petty Officer before being discharged 9 years later. After his military career, Gene worked for Mar-West Engineering in Oakland. Then, he spent 27 years working for the San Jose Mercury News before coming to the U.S. Forest Service.

Everyone loves working with Gene. He always has a pleasant disposition and he knows his stuff! We are grateful to have Gene working with us at the Tahoe National Forest.

TO OBSERVE, Simply say thank you to the IT professionals that make your life easier.