NASCIO votes Delaware's Jarrett in as president

NEW ORLEANS'Tom Jarrett, Delaware's secretary of technology and chief information officer, was elected to serve as the 2004-2005 president of the National Association of State Chief Information Officers, the organization announced Tuesday. Jarrett succeeds Missouri CIO Gerry Wethington, who served as the association's president for the past two terms.

Jarrett said he plans to build on Wethington's work aligning government technical investments with state business agendas. 'My goal will be implementing NASCIO's strategic plan, with a particular emphasis on IT privacy and security issues,' Jarrett said in a release announcing his election to the position.

The membership also elected new officers and directors. The officers are:


  • Vice president, Matt Miszewski, Wisconsin CIO

  • Secretary/treasurer, Val Oveson, Utah CIO

  • Past president, Gerry Wethington, Missouri CIO



Returning directors are:

  • Terry Savage, Nevada CIO

  • Teresa Takai, Michigan CIO

  • Richard Thompson, Maine CIO



New directors are:

  • Jim Dillon, New York CIO

  • Otto Doll, South Dakota CIO

  • John Gillespie, Iowa CIO

  • Greg Jackson, Ohio CIO



Separately, NASCIO's Corporate Leadership Council elected Pat Cummens of ESRI Inc. as its chairwoman. The council also elected Aldona Valicenti of Oracle Corp. and Rick Webb of Accenture Ltd. as vice chairs. The leadership changes were effective Tuesday.


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