North Carolina names new CIO

North Carolina names new CIO

North Carolina Gov. Mike Easley has appointed George J. Bakolia the state's new CIO, effective May 1. Bakolia replaces Ronald Hawley, who is retiring from state government to take a job with Search, a nonprofit criminal justice research organization in Sacramento, Calif.

Bakolia has worked in the IT arena for more than 24 years. 'George will be leading the drive to ensure that North Carolina's information network serves the citizens of this state efficiently and effectively,' Easley said.

Since 1990, Bakolia has worked for the state's Justice Department, starting as data processing manager. Before joining state government, he worked for Unisys Corp. and Sperry Corp. He received a bachelor's degree in computer science from Queens College of the City University of New York.

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