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Shawnzia Thomas

CIO panel
From left: Arizona CIO J.R. Sloan, New Mexico CIO Peter Mantos, Texas CIO Amanda Crawford, Nevada CIO Timothy Galluzi and Utah CIO Alan Fuller. (Scoop News Group)

How not to tick off a state CIO

During NASCIO's annual conference, state CIOs shared what tech vendors can do to avoid their wrath.
Shawnzia Thomas and Gov. Brian Kemp
Gov. Brian Kemp poses with Shawnzia Thomas on Feb. 11, 2019 after naming her executive director of the Georgia Commission on Equal Opportunity. (State of Georgia)

Georgia CIO says focus is ‘constituent-first’

Georgia CIO Shawnzia Thomas said at an AWS Summit that her state is moving "as many applications as we can" to cloud services.
Shawnzia Thomas and Gov. Brian Kemp
Gov. Brian Kemp poses with Shawnzia Thomas on Feb. 11, 2019 after naming her executive director of the Georgia Commission on Equal Opportunity. (State of Georgia)

Georgia Gov. Kemp selects human services official as new statewide CIO

Shawnzia Thomas, who's spent the past 13 years in various roles at the Georgia state government, will replace longtime CIO Calvin Rhodes, who stepped down earlier this…
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