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New Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont to Retain CIO Mark Raymond

Raymond, who has served as Connecticut's CIO dating back to June 2011, confirmed this week that he will continue in his role moving forward with the new gubernatorial administration.

Connecticut CIO Mark Raymond will continue in his role with the state’s new gubernatorial administration, Raymond confirmed to Government Technology this week via email.

As is standard protocol in that state, Raymond submitted his resignation to the governor’s office at the beginning of the year. The new administration of Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont, however, did not accept Raymond’s resignation, meaning he will continue in the role for the foreseeable future. In a year where there was significant turnover of executive leadership in statehouses across the country, Raymond joins a small but not insignificant number of CIOs who have kept their positions despite administration changes.

First appointed to the role in June 2011, Raymond has more than two decades of tech experience, having also worked as a consultant with federal agencies including the U.S. Treasury, the Federal Highway Administration, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Raymond is one of the longest-serving state CIOs in the country. His tenure of nearly eight years and counting is significantly longer than the average state CIO span of about two years. During his time as the leader of tech work in Connecticut, the state has been measured and deliberate, working diligently on a number of initiatives that ranged from cybersecurity to IT procurement and much more. During Raymond’s time in Connecticut, the organization has also became a leader in data work at the state level.

Associate editor for Government Technology magazine.