Nebraska Gov. Jim Pillen has named Matthew McCarville as the state’s new chief information officer (CIO).

Prior to joining the state government, McCarville served as the CIO and assistant vice chancellor of information technology services and operations at the University of Colorado, Denver. He has also served as the state of Florida’s chief data officer where he oversaw information technology needs for state agencies, counties, 28 colleges, and 12 universities. In addition to public sector experience, he has also worked in the private sector for IT consulting firms.

“Dr. McCarville’s information technology experience and expertise nationally and internationally in the public and private sectors is extensive,” said Gov. Jim Pillen. “I look forward to working with Dr. McCarville to eliminate state reliance on obsolete IT systems and delivering transformative cost savings to taxpayers. ”

McCarville is a Nebraska native and received all of his degrees from Creighton University, including a doctorate in business administration.

“Today was my first day as the State of Nebraska chief information officer for Nebraska Department of Administrative Services and Office of the CIO for Governor Jim Pillen,” McCarville wrote in a LinkedIn post. “Excited to come back to Nebraska after eight years, to deliver transformative information technology and cost savings to Nebraska taxpayers.”

McCarville replaced Ed Toner, who retired in February after eight years of service. Mark Neemann, a deputy with the OCIO, served as interim CIO during the national search for a new CIO.

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