Gino Menchini, former CIO for New York City and Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (DOITT) commissioner, will join CA as vice president of public sector for North America, according to a release from the company.

Menchini will report to George Fischer, senior vice president and general manager for North American sales. Menchini will be responsible for expanding CA's business and visibility with state, local and federal customers and partners.

As the CIO for New York City and DOITT commissioner, reporting directly to Mayor Bloomberg, Menchini helped to establish and build upon a cornerstone of the Bloomberg administration, as well as for all state, local and federal governments -- the use of technology to support agency missions and make government more accessible, responsive and accountable.

During the September 11th recovery effort, the blackout of 2003, a major 911 outage and the 2005 citywide transit strike, Menchini was responsible for prioritizing and coordinating the recovery of the city's IT telecommunications infrastructure , providing technology support to government operations.

"We are truly pleased that Gino has decided to join CA to help us elevate our presence in all areas of the public sector," said George Fischer, senior vice president and GM for CA North American Sales. "His relationships, reputation and experience will help us connect to government and help government customers leverage our products and solutions to the better serve and enable the public. He will also help us as we further develop our relationships with systems integrators and channel partners that serve our public-sector customers."

In addition to his tenure with the city of New York, Menchini was previously with the New York City Board of Education, St. Francis College and Cisco Systems in a variety of IT management positions. He also served as an adjunct professor of information systems at both St. Francis College and Fordham University Graduate School.