Education lures principal deputy CIO from industry

Education lures principal deputy CIO from industry

By Tony Lee Orr

GCN Staff

SEPT. 22—Richard L. Miller is swimming against the tide. Leaving the private sector for government instead of the reverse, Miller will lead the Education Department's information technology division as principal deputy chief information officer.

Miller, a former senior vice president for Electrolux North America, took over the position Sept. 1. He spent the last 25 years working with information systems and gaining management experience in various positions, including chief information officer, program manager, vice president and senior consultant, Education officials said.

"We are pleased to have recruited such an outstanding candidate from private industry," CIO Craig Luigart said. "He will play a key leadership role in helping our department take advantage of emerging technology."

Miller will provide technical support on all matters related to the department's networked information systems, Education officials said. He will oversee systems architecture, network and telecommunications design and operations, configuration management and Information Technology/Information Management contract management.

In his position as senior vice president at Electrolux, Miller managed 120 development and operations staff members and managed a $45 million annual budget. Before that, he worked as senior consultant for Ryder Integrated Logistics of Alpharetta, Ga., where he provided IT systems design and implementation expertise with a focus on electronic commerce. As vice president of IT Operations at Simione Central of Atlanta, he led computer operations for home health care consulting and health information systems.

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