|Chief Information Officer of the State of Oklahoma|
April 5, 2010
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|Website||Oklahoma Office of State Finance|
Alex Pettit is an American public administration official who is the Chief Information Officer for the State of Oklahoma. As State CIO, Pettit works in the Oklahoma Office of State Finance is responsible for all information and telecommunication systems for all state agencies.
Pettit earned his bachelors degree from the University of Wisconsin–Parkside and received a Masters of Business Administration from Loyola University of Chicago. In 2012, he was working towards a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Information Sciences from the University of North Texas. Pettit is a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma International Honor Society and teaches information system classes at the University of Phoenix.
Pettit began his career in Texas by working with various communities in continuity of operations planning, crisis leadership, emergency operations center design, and civil defense planning. He then worked for Marsh McLennan in the areas of business continuity planning strategy and vision, disaster recovery and business resumption planning. In 1999, Pettit accepted the position of chief information officer for the City of Denton, Texas. He served in that position until 2009 when he became a consultant for Brown University where he served as project manager for planning and coordination of Brown's data center.
In 2010, Governor of Oklahoma Brad Henry appointed Pettit as the State's first Chief Information Officer. As State CIO, Pettit serves as a member of the Oklahoma Governor's Cabinet and receives an annual salary of $160,000. On January 6, 2011, Governor-elect Mary Fallin announced that she would retain Pettit as State CIO.
- Gov. Henry names Pettit new CIO, Office of Governor Henry, 3-26-10
- Henry names Texas name to fill new Chief Information officer post, Daily Oklahoman, 3-27-10
- Governor-elect Mary Fallin to Retain Alex Pettit As Chief Information Officer, Office of Governor Fallin, 1-06-11
- State CIO Alex Pettit biography, National Association of State Chief Information Officers
- State biography of State CIO Alex Pettit, Oklahoma Office of State Finance
|Chief Information Officer of the State of Oklahoma
Under Governors Brad Henry and Mary Fallin
April 5, 2010 - present
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