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Raleigh, N.C. – Eric Boyette, Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Information Technology and State Chief Information Officer, has been elected secretary/treasurer of the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO).

Boyette will be responsible primarily for oversight of NASCIO’s finances – developing and presenting the annual budget for approval, communication with NASCIO’s investment advisors and working with the NASCIO staff on a review of monthly financial reports. He has recently completed a one-year term on the board as an executive committee director. In that role, he helped oversee the organization’s budget, business plans, strategic planning and membership.

“NASCIO is an outstanding resource for me and my peers around the country,” Boyette said. “I am honored that they have asked me to serve in a leadership role again so that I can continue to help identify areas of need and make sure we are giving CIOs what they need to move their IT operations forward. This is also an excellent forum for me to promote our state and see best practices up close.”

Boyette was appointed Secretary of the Department of Information Technology and State Chief Information Officer by Governor Roy Cooper in April 2017. He was previously CIO for the N.C. Department of Transportation and a former Commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles, among other roles during his more than 20-year career in DOT.

NASCIO helps support state CIOs, stimulate the exchange of information, and promote the adoption of IT best practices and innovations. The association offers national conferences, peer networking, research and publications.

“One of the strengths of NASCIO is the willingness of talented CIOs from across the country to give back to the CIO community,” said Mark Raymond, CIO of the state of Connecticut, chair of NASCIO’s Nominations Committee and a past president of NASCIO. “This year’s slate of officers represents the absolute best of the CIO community and all have demonstrated their great impact to NASCIO in their previous service to the association. This slate continues the legacy of exemplary service.”

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