Chief Privacy Officers in State and Local Government (Interactive Map)

GovTech's overview of which states, cities and counties have a chief privacy officer.

by / September 25, 2018

As our data-based world evolves by the day, the risk of sensitive data getting compromised continues to grow. To fight back, government offices across the country are hiring dedicated staff to ensure that policies and systems put in place to do the people's business aren't unnecessarily jeopardizing the information of private citizens.

The role is most often called chief privacy officer. Here's our rundown of the people occupying privacy positions across state and local government.

Did we miss someone? Email ehopkins@govtech.com with the details. 

STATES

Arizona
Mary Beth Joublanc
Title: Chief Privacy Officer
Date Hired: January 2008
Bio: LinkedIn
Fast Fact: Joublanc also serves as the state HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) Coordinator.
GovTech Coverage: Arizona CIO Names New Chief Privacy Officer

Arkansas
Jennifer Davis
Title: Chief Privacy Officer
Date Hired: June 2018
Bio: LinkedIn
Fast Fact: Davis graduated with her Juris Doctorate of Law from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2013.
GovTech Coverage: Arkansas Finds Its First Chief Privacy Officer in Former Counselor

Indiana
Ted Cotterill
Title: Chief Privacy Officer
Date Hired: January 2017
Bio: N/A
Fast Fact: Cotterill serves as the General Counsel for the Indiana Management Performance Hub.
GovTech Coverage: How a Data-Driven Government Tackles Privacy

Ohio
Daren Arnold
Title: Chief Privacy Officer
Date Hired: December 2007
Bio: LinkedIn
Fast Fact: Arnold had his first taste of working in government in 1990, when he was the research associate for the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO).
GovTech Coverage: Rise of the Chief Privacy Officer

New Jersey
Carrie Parikh
Title: Chief Operating Officer/Chief Data and Privacy Officer
Date Hired: July 2018
Bio: LinkedIn
Fast Fact: Parikh won the NJBIZ General Counsel of the Year-Rising Star award in April 2018 for her work with the Wyndham Hotel Group.
GovTech Coverage: New Jersey Pulls from Private Sector to Fill Two Key Roles

South Carolina
Alexander McD. White
Deputy Chief Privacy Officer
Date Hired: September 2014
Bio: LinkedIn
Fast Fact: White is also a licensed attorney in Illinois and the District of Columbia.
GovTech Coverage: N/A

Tennessee
Peter Gallinari
Title: Chief Data Privacy Officer
Date Hired: December 2011
Bio: LinkedIn
Fast Fact: Gallinari has also had a successful music career since the early '90s.
Coverage: N/A

Washington
Alex Alben
Title: Chief Privacy Officer
Date Hired: April 2015

West Virginia
Sallie Milam
Title: Chief Privacy Officer
Date Hired: June 2017
Bio: LinkedIn
Fast Fact: Milam previously led the West Virginia Health Information Network for more than 14 years. GovTech Coverage: Trials and Tribulations of the Chief Privacy OfficerRise of the Chief Privacy Officer

Cities

New York, New York
Laura Negron
Title: Chief Privacy Officer/General Counsel
Date Hired: April 2018
Bio: LinkedIn
Fast Fact: Negron served as dean of institutional advancement for Long Island University for more than three years.
GovTech Coverage: New York City Names New Chief Privacy Officer

Seattle, Washington
Ginger Armbruster
Title: Chief Privacy Officer
Date Hired: July 2017
Fast Fact: Armbruster received her master's degree in infrastructure planning management from the University of Washington.

Counties

Maricopa County, Arizona
Tristan Pico
Title: Chief Privacy Officer
Date Hired: January 2013
Bio: LinkedIn
Fast Fact: Pico serves as chair of the countywide HIPAA privacy team. 
GovTech Coverage: N/A

Maui County, Hawaii
Karen Sherman
Title: Chief Information Security and Privacy Officer
Date Hired: August 2014
Bio: LinkedIn
Fast Fact: Sherman has over 20 years of IT experience.
GovTech Coverage: N/A

Multnomah County, Oregon
Cindy Lay Hahn
Title: Senior Assistant County Attorney and Chief Privacy Officer
Date Hired: December 2012
Bio: N/A
Fast Fact: Hahn graduated with her Doctor of Law degree from the University of Denver. 
GovTech Coverage: N/A
 
Santa Clara County, California
Michael Shapiro
Title: Chief Privacy Officer
Date Hired: December 2017
Fast Fact: Shapiro previously trained government agencies and corporations on data breaches and program development.
GovTech Coverage: Privacy in the Balance
 
San Diego County, California
Bob Borntrager
Title: Chief Compliance and Privacy Officer
Date Hired: December 2002
Fast Fact: Borntrager has also served as an instructor of Ethics and Compliance at San Diego State University since 2007.
GovTech Coverage: N/A
 
Ventura County, California
Robert Wood
Title: Chief Information Security Officer and Privacy Officer and IT Project Management Officer
Date Hired: November 2011
Fast Fact: Wood is an instructor and guest lecturer at the University of Southern California, Fullerton College, the University of Evansville and the University of Southern Indiana.
GovTech Coverage: N/A