EDS recruits former governor of Michigan
- By Trudy Walsh
- Jan 20, 2003
Former Michigan Gov. John Engler today became EDS' president of state and local government.
As Michigan's 46th governor, Engler created the state's first IT Department and spearheaded efforts to develop www.michigan.gov, the state's Web portal. Engler was first elected governor in 1990 and left office this month after meeting the state's term limit of 12 years in office.
Engler turned 'what I thought was the rust-belt state of Michigan into a high-tech leader to be reckoned with,' Al Edmonds, president of EDS government solutions, said at a news conference today in Detroit.
Edmonds also announced the appointment of Ray Hanley, who had been director of Medicaid Services for the Arkansas Human Service Department for 16 years, as EDS' vice president for state health and human services. Hanley will report to Engler.
Trudy Walsh is a senior writer for GCN.