Arizona has gone nearly a year without a permanent chief information officer, which is like a sports team going almost a full season with an interim head coach. This week, the state announced that Morgan Reed has assumed the role.
Before being appointed head of Arizona’s Strategic Enterprise Technology Office, Reed served as the director of data center services for Expedia, StateScoop reports. Before that, he was in charge of disaster recovery, business continuity efforts and IT governance for GoDaddy.com.
Last year, Reed was added to Arizona’s Information Technology Authorization Committee (ITAC). According to StateScoop, ITAC convenes on a monthly basis to discuss statewide IT endeavors that cost upwards of $1 million across the three state government branches.
Reed takes over the state CIO role from Mike Lettman, who was appointed to the position in January, following Aaron Sandeen’s departure. Sandeen resigned alongside deputy CIO Philip Manfredi and chief technology officer Kiran Chinnagangannagari after gubernatorial changes.