IE 11 Not Supported

For optimal browsing, we recommend Chrome, Firefox or Safari browsers.

Alabama Gov. Ivey Appoints Permanent IT Leadership

Gov. Kay Ivey has tapped Marty Redden as the state’s secretary of the Office of Information Technology, effective immediately. He took on the acting CIO role in July, after the departure of Jim Purcell.

Gov. Kay Ivey
Gov. Kay Ivey
Courtesy Governor's Office/Hal Yeager
Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey announced that Marty Redden’s temporary appointment as secretary of the Office of Information Technology would be permanent, effective immediately.

Ivey appointed Redden to fill the state’s top IT role after the departure of Jim Purcell in June. Redden previously held managerial positions in the Department of Corrections, the Alabama Medicaid Agency and the state Finance Department, where he deployed advancements and improvements to each agency’s technology, according to a release from the governor’s office.

Ivey said that Redden has exceeded her expectations and run the Office of Information Technology (OIT) effectively and prudently.

“I am confident Marty will continue refining the agency, to make it run successfully and be accountable to the people of Alabama,” Ivey said in a prepared statement. “His decades of experience in the technology field is already paying off for OIT and our other state agencies, which is why I am proud that he will continue serving in this capacity.”

Redden said he will continue his mission to provide the best technology services to departments and residents at the lowest cost to taxpayers. He said in the press release that he appreciates the governor's support and that he aims to repay it with results.

“Every service that the state provides to its citizens involve some form of technology, so if we do our job well, countless Alabamians will get the help they need more quickly, efficiently and effectively,” Redden said in the press release.

Special Projects
Sponsored Articles
  • How the State of Washington teamed with Deloitte to move to a Red Hat footprint within 100 days.
  • The State of Michigan’s Department of Technology, Management, and Budget (DTMB) reduced its application delivery times to get digital services to citizens faster.

  • Sponsored
    Like many governments worldwide, the City and County of Denver, Colorado, had to act quickly to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. To support more than 15,000 employees working from home, the government sought to adapt its new collaboration tool, Microsoft Teams. By automating provisioning and scaling tasks with Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform, an agentless, human-readable automation tool, Denver supported 514% growth in Teams use and quickly launched a virtual emergency operations center (EOC) for government leaders to respond to the pandemic.
  • Sponsored
    Microsoft Teams quickly became the business application of choice as state and local governments raced to equip remote teams and maintain business continuity during the COVID-19 lockdown. But in the rush to deploy Teams, many organizations overlook, ignore or fail to anticipate some of the administrative hurdles to successful adoption. As more organizations have matured their use of Teams, a set of lessons learned has emerged to help agencies ensure a successful Teams rollout – or correct course on existing implementations.