State CIOs choose new leadership group

New NASCIO president is Kyle Schafer, CTO of West Virginia

The National Association of State CIOs, meeting in Miami, has elected its incoming Executive Committee, which will be led by new NASCIO president Kyle Schafer, West Virginia's chief technology officer.

Schafer, who will serve as president for the 2010-2011 program year, succeeds Utah CIO Stephen Fletcher, who was president for the 2009-2010 program year.

The other new officers are:

  • Vice President Dugan Petty, CIO, Oregon.
  • Secretary-Treasurer Brenda Decker, CIO, Nebraska.
  • Past-President Stephen Fletcher, CIO, Utah.

Incoming directors, who serve two-year terms, are:

  • Dick Clark, CIO, Montana.
  • Adel Ebeid, CTO, New Jersey.
  • Chad Kirkpatrick, CIO, Arizona.
  • Greg Wass, CIO, Illinois.

Returning NASCIO Executive Committee members are Claire Bailey, Arkansas CTO; Mark Bengel, Tennessee CIO; and Otto Doll, South Dakota CIO.

The new leaders took office Sept. 27.

NASCIO is a national network and resource organization for state CIOs and an advocate for technology policy at all levels of government.

About the Author

David Hubler is the former print managing editor for GCN and senior editor for Washington Technology. He is freelance writer living in Annandale, Va.

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