Clark County, Nev., last week confirmed the appointment of Bob C. Leek to serve as the county’s new chief information officer (CIO).

County Manager Yolanda King named Leek CIO effective May 2. Leek has served as the county’s deputy CIO since February 2021 and has over 30 years of experience in IT.

In his new role, Leek will be responsible for overseeing an IT department with a $75 million budget and a staff of almost 200. He will lead the department to build and support the county’s software applications and deliver services across all aspects of county services.

“I am excited to join Clark County in leading our efforts to bring people, process, and technology together to improve outcomes in the communities we serve,” Leek said. “We live in an unprecedented time with our phones and devices serving as our connection to work and each other, and the county is focused on responding to this new demand to more fully-engage those we serve as they seek our assistance or conduct business with us.”

“In doing so, we can address the digital equity gap that so many experience daily and bring services to those who need it most through affordable, high-speed internet connectivity and solutions to help ensure that all our residents can participate in the growing digital economy,” Leek added.

Leek has served in both the private and public sectors, including serving as the CIO for Multnomah County, Ore. Additionally, Leek served as the assistant hospital administrator and regional IT director for over 10 years at Kaiser Permanente.

“Mr. Leek has extensive experience managing large capital projects, developing strategic plans, and implementing systems,” King said. “He has a positive attitude and collaborative leadership style that will not only benefit the Information Technology Department and Clark County, but also our constituents through enhanced connectivity and the leveraging of technology to meet their needs.”

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Grace Dille is MeriTalk SLG's Staff Reporter covering the intersection of government and technology.