Denise Reilly-Hughes

Denise Reilly-Hughes is the chief information officer for the state of Vermont.

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Denise Reilly-Hughes was appointed as Vermont’s state CIO and director of the Agency of Digital Services in September 2023. She joined the agency in January 0f 2023 as its deputy commissioner. Reilly-Hughes came to ADS with over 20 years of technology experience in the private sector. Her background includes licensing contracts, technology strategy, customer success, and executive leadership. Reilly-Hughes has a decade of experience working with the New England states. She was a key partner with Vermont as it transitioned its modern workplace environment to the cloud.

Jake Williams

Written by Jake Williams

Jake Williams is the vice president of content and community for StateScoop and EdScoop. He's spent nearly a decade in the government IT market, covering the ins and outs of state and local government, as well as higher education. He started his journalism career in his native Pennsylvania and has also worked as a reporter for Campaigns & Elections magazine.

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