Wyoming gets a new CIO

In 1974, Larry Biggio started working for Wyoming's Data Services Division as a computer programmer. Almost 30 years later, Biggio became Wyoming's CIO, appointed late last month by Gov. Dave Freudenthal.

Sometimes it pays to hang in there.

'Larry certainly has demonstrated both the skills and the personality to make it work,' Freudenthal said.

Biggio replaced Bill Campbell, a former Marine, who was appointed CIO by Gov. Jim Geringer in September. Campbell left because of the change in administration when Freudenthal became governor, said Lara Azar, the governor's press secretary.

Most recently, Biggio was the finance director for the state's Education Department, a job he had held since 1997.

A certified public accountant, Biggio was the chief financial officer for the Wyoming Family Services Department from 1987 to 1996.

He had also been a financial systems analyst and supervisor and later was the Audit Division director in Wyoming's Auditor's Office.

Biggio has a bachelor's degree from the University of New Orleans and a master's degree from Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta.

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