3 new directors appointed to NASCIO executive committee

State IT leaders from North Carolina, New Hampshire and Utah fill gaps left by recent resignations.

Following the naming of new executive committee leadership in October, the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) announced on Tuesday it has filled positions that had since been left vacant.

The new executive committee directors joining its board are:

  • North Carolina CIO Eric Boyette
  • New Hampshire IT Commissioner Denis Goulet
  • Utah CIO Mike Hussey

Boyette will serve a one-year term, while Goulet and Hussey each have been appointed to two-year terms, NASCIO says.


NASCIO Executive Director Doug Robinson explained in an email to StateScoop that the election of Delaware CIO James Collins as association president created a director vacancy that needed to be filled, while the resignations of Washington CIO Michael Cockrill in October and Illinois CIO Hardik Bhatt in September also created vacancies.

Bhatt was slated to be a director, but withdrew from the election just before because of his resignation, Robinson said.

“The president often needs to appoint directors because of CIO resignations, however this was highly unusual because of the number of slots and timing,” Robinson said.

NASCIO’s current president is Oklahoma CIO Bo Reese, who took over the position from Connecticut CIO Mark Raymond in October.

NASCIO’s executive committee, comprised of four officers and eight directors, helps manage the association and direct its strategy as it pursues its goal of assisting state government IT leaders to do their jobs effectively.


“The addition of these individuals who have led innovation in their states to our already strong leadership will only serve to continuing NASCIO’s position as a leader in furthering the advancement of the state chief information officer,” Robinson said in a press release.

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