New director set to take NASCIO helm

New director set to take NASCIO helm

The National Association of State CIOs has named Douglas T. Robinson its new executive director.

Robinson, who replaces Elizabeth VanMeter, starts May 3. VanMeter announced in January that she was stepping down to spend more time with her family [see GCN story].

For the past five years, Robinson has been executive director for Kentucky's Office of Policy and Customer Relations in the Office for Technology. He also spent three years as executive director in the Office of the Kentucky IRM Commission and, before that, four years as executive director of the state's geographic information systems.

'NASCIO is at the forefront in contributing to sound business practices and excellence in technology policy in state government,' Robinson said.

Gerry Wethington, NASCIO president and Missouri CIO, said Robinson's government experience and knowledge of the hot topics will bring a valuable perspective to the organization.

Robinson has a bachelor's degree in political science from Maryville College and a master's in public administration from Tennessee University.

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