Iowa's Gillispie elected NASCIO president
- By William Welsh
- Oct 04, 2007
Iowa Chief Information Officer John Gillispie has been elected president of the National Association of State CIOs for the 2007-2008 term. Gillispie succeeds Michigan CIO Teri Takai.
NASCIO held its annual meeting earlier this week in Tucson, Ariz. The group tackled such hot topics as green IT, shared services, e-government, data breaches, electronic records and more.
Earlier this week the group released a report, "The State IT Workforce: Here Today, Gone Tomorrow" that asserts more than a quarter of state IT employees could retire
within the next five years, and that states lack a clear plan to address a possibly acute labor shortage.
Other officers for the new term are:
- Gopal Khanna, Minnesota CIO, who will serve as vice president.
- Gary Robinson, Washington CIO, who will serve as secretary/treasurer.
- Teri Takai, Michigan CIO, who will serve as past president.
The four new directors are:
- Mark Bengel, Tennessee CIO
- Otto Doll, South Dakota CIO
- Tom Jarrett, Delaware CIO
- Dick Thompson, Maine CIO
William Welsh is a freelance writer covering IT and defense technology.