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Living Legacy: NASCIO Annual Gathers Former State CIOs

At the National Association of Chief Information Officers Annual Conference in Minneapolis in October, a collection of former state CIOs in attendance came together for a group photo.

Former state CIO group photo NASCIO Annual 2023
Former state CIOs gather at the 2023 NASCIO Annual Conference in Minneapolis.
David Kidd/Government Technology
The regular churn of IT leaders through the states means a long yearbook of those who came before, CIOs who have since moved on to other endeavors. At the National Association of State Chief Information Officers Annual Conference in Minneapolis this October, those in attendance who previously served as state CIOs gathered for their own group shot. Some have been out of government for years, others just months, but all put in their time working to improve how their states do IT.

Back row: Paul Baltzell (Indiana), Arnold Kishi (Hawaii), James Collins (Delaware), Calvin Rhodes (Georgia), Fred Brittain (Maine), Otto Doll (South Dakota), Jason Allison (Florida), Stu Davis (Ohio), Patrick Moore (Georgia), Rick Webb (North Carolina), Eric Boyette (North Carolina), Nelson Moe (Virginia), Chris Estes (North Carolina), Tony Encinias (Pennsylvania), Mike Hussey (Utah), Jamie Grant (Florida), Dewand Neely (Indiana), David Cagigal (Wisconsin)

Front row: John Quinn (Vermont), Gopal Khanna (Minnesota), Teri Takai (Michigan, California), Karen Robinson (Texas), Claire Bailey (Arkansas), Robin Peshak (Vermont), Jennifer Ricker (Illinois), Craig Orgeron (Mississippi), Michael Leahy (Maryland), John MacMillan (Pennsylvania)

This story originally appeared in the December issue of Government Technology magazine. Click here to view the full digital edition online.