Virginia Technology Department Names Interim CIO

Until a permanent replacement is found for outgoing CIO Sam Nixon, Executive Director Eric Link will serve in an interim capacity.

by / March 6, 2015

On March 6, the Virginia Information Technologies Agency (VITA) announced the appointment of Executive Director Eric Link as the agency’s interim chief information officer.

Gov. Terry McAuliffe appointed Link, who will be responsible for overseeing the agency's interactions with the Virginia General Assembly and the Office of the Attorney General. Link has worked at VITA for more than nine years, and comes from a background of local and federal government service, having also served as a member of the Virginia State Bar.

Eventually a permanent replacement will be found to replace the outgoing CIO, Sam Nixon.