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Clark County, Nev., to Search Nationally for Replacement CIO

Chief Information Officer Michael Lane left his post May 17 after almost six years of working in Clark County IT as both the CIO and deputy CIO.

Clark County, Nev., Chief Information Officer Michael Lane has stepped down from his position. His last day on the job was May 17.

Lane served as the leader of the county’s information technology department since the Board of Commissioners ratified his permanent appointment in December 2016. Prior to his appointment, Lane had been deputy CIO since August 2013.

Before Lane worked for the county, he was a high school math teacher, managed IT for a travel website and worked in casino and gaming tech.

Erik Pappa, spokesman for the county, said there will be a nationwide search to find his replacement. Pappa said no timetable has been set to when the recruitment, interview process, background check and Board of Commissioners approval will be finished.

Les Lee Shell, chief administrative officer for Clark County, has been meeting with lawmakers since the session began in February and will assume the role of CIO, in addition to her regular duties, when she returns from Carson City June 17, Pappa said.

The Clark County IT team consists of around 160 people and serves about 38 government departments.

Patrick Groves was a staff writer for Government Technology from 2019 to 2020.