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Bill Kehoe to Leave L.A. County to Become CIO of Washington

Kehoe has garnered acclaim for his work with the largest county in the nation since he took on the role in 2017, as well as for his previous work as CIO for King County, Wash. Now he’s making the leap to the state level.

Bill Kehoe
Bill Kehoe
Bill Kehoe, the CIO of the most populous county in the country, is leaving his role to become CIO for the state of Washington.

Kehoe has led IT for Los Angeles County since 2017, during which time the county has been a regular high finisher in the Center for Digital Government’s* Digital Counties program. Under his leadership, the county focused on digitization, modernization and strategy. He also helped steer the county through the COVID-19 pandemic, which involved quickly setting up telework capabilities for more than 30,000 employees.

He was also tasked with responding to a phishing attack against the county in December 2019.

Before Los Angeles County, Kehoe was CIO for King County, Wash., for which he was named to Government Technology’s Top 25 Doers, Dreamers and Drivers list in 2015.

He is taking over leadership of Washington Technology Solutions, or WaTech, after James Weaver left in February to become CIO of North Carolina.

Kehoe will start with the state of Washington on Aug. 1, according to a press release.

*The Center for Digital Government is part of e.Republic, Government Technology’s parent company.