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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.