Montana's first CIO brings electricity to the job

Montana's first CIO brings electricity to the job

Montana officials today announced the selection of Brian Wolf as the state's first chief information officer.

Wolf worked for Basin Electric Power Cooperative for the past 19 years. Most recently he was the Bismarck, N.D., company's manager of telecommunications and technology transfer. Basin Electric supplies power to 119 utility systems in nine states.

A North Dakota native, Wolf graduated from Minot State University with a bachelor's degree in criminal justice and behavioral science. He also received a master's in public administration from the University of North Dakota.

Barbara Ranf, director of the Administration Department, said she chose Wolf out of many qualified applicants.

Gov. Judy Martz concurred with Ranf's choice. 'Brian, as our first CIO, will set the stage for improvements in our management of information within the agencies,' Martz said.

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Trudy Walsh is a senior writer for GCN.


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