CIO elected to the NASCIO Board of Directors
By Eric Stout, OIT
The State of Maine is honored by the election of Richard B. Thompson to be one of four Directors for the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO). The NASCIO press release named the 2007-2008 officers and directors. NASCIO is known as a leading voice for excellence in business practices, information management and policy for government leaders across the nation. The essence of the association remains founded in its partnerships. Every fall NASCIO has a national conference and this year Dick Thompson and Kathy Record attended as representatives of Maine , to take advantage of what other states have to offer.
NASCIO is the premier network and resource for state CIOs and an effective advocate of technology policy at all levels of government. NASCIO represents the state chief information officers from the 50 states, five U.S. territories and the District of Columbia . Members include cabinet and senior level state officials responsible for information resource management. Other IT officials participate as associate members and private sector representatives may become corporate members.
The membership also elected several new officers and directors for the association. The following are the new and returning officers and directors:
- President - John Gillispie, Chief Operating Officer, Iowa
- Vice President – Gopal Khanna, Chief Information Officer, Minnesota
- Secretary/Treasurer – Gary Robinson, Chief Information Officer, Washington
- Past-President - Teri Takai, Chief Information Officer, Michigan
- Mark Bengel, Chief Information Officer, Tennessee
- Otto Doll, Chief Information Officer, South Dakota
- Tom Jarrett, Chief Information Officer, Delaware
- Dick Thompson, Chief Information Officer, Maine
The new directors join returning Executive Committee directors Brenda Decker, CIO of Nebraska, Joe Fleckinger, CIO of Oklahoma and Steve Fletcher, CIO of Utah.
Visit the NASCIO website for helpful information on what other States are doing in all areas of IT.