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Timothy Galluzi to Become Nevada’s Fourth CIO in Five Years

Galluzi has been the head of the state's enterprise systems for just over a year. Nevada's previous CIO stepped down in November, citing the changing responsibilities of the office and limited resources.

Nevada State Capitol
After seven months without one, Nevada's governor has designated a new chief information officer.

Timothy Galluzi will be the state’s next CIO, a role housed within Nevada’s Department of Administration under Gov. Steve Sisolak, state officials confirmed to Government Technology.

Galluzi is no stranger to the department as he is currently the administrator of its Enterprise IT Service Division (EITS), a role he has had since February 2021. He will continue to serve in that position in addition to being the state's CIO.

While in EITS, Galluzi oversaw the statewide Microsoft 365 implementation and also managed technology investments for the Office of the CIO.

He has worked for EITS since 2017. In that time, the state has had three CIOs.

Before joining EITS, Galluzi worked for the state's Public Works Division and Western Nevada College in IT roles. He is a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, according to his biography on the state’s website. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Western Governors University Nevada.

The office has been vacant since November, when previous CIO Alan Cunningham stepped down, citing issues with the office’s changing role, limited resources and restrictive policies.

The future of Nevada’s leadership at large is an open question as Nevada’s Democratic Sisolak faces re-election against Republican Joe Lombardo. Cook Political Report, an organization that specializes in estimating the likelihood of election outcomes, rates the Nevada governor’s race as a toss up.

A 2019 GovTech analysis found that when a new governor is elected, the state’s CIO is replaced about two-thirds of the time.