Ervan Rodgers

Rodgers was the chief information officer of Ohio until June 2, 2021.

GoldenGov: State Executive of the Year

As State CIO, Ervan Rodgers has helped to create a culture of collaboration within private and public. As he lead the state’s technology operation throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Rodgers’ energy and positive attitude was contagious. The foundational work he began at the beginning of his tenure as state CIO, like the establishment of a CloudSmart initiative, proved essential during the move to remote work. Rodgers consistently sets Ohio as a standard and a model for other states to follow.

Rodgers announced May 24, 2021 — after the nomination and voting period for the StateScoop 50 Awards had concluded — that he would depart state service June 2. He accepted a position with Designer Brands, best known for its large chain of DSW stores.

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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