Gov. Shumlin announces appointment of Chief Information Officer
June 14, 2011 - MONTPELIER – Gov. Peter Shumlin today announced the appointment of Richard Boes, an information technology officer at California State University, to serve as Vermont’s Chief Information Officer and Commissioner of the Department of Information and Innovation.
“Richard’s extensive background heading Cal State Fresno’s technology office ensures he will bring cutting-edge knowledge and experience to Vermont’s Information Office,” Gov. Shumlin said. “An efficient, protected and state-of-the-art system will streamline many state services and save Vermont taxpayers money.”
As CIO, Boes will be accountable for the delivery of all information technology services in the Agency of Administration and across all branches of State Government in order to improve cost effectiveness and service quality.
“Richard has both an extensive technical background and the ability to communicate well with non-technical groups,” said Administration Secretary Jeb Spaulding. “He will be a valuable asset to Vermont as we invest millions in new information technologies to improve services to Vermonters in the most cost effective manner possible.”
Boes served as Senior Director of Information Technology Services and Chief Information Security Officer at Cal State Fresno since 2005, setting the strategic vision for the Information Technology Services (ITS) department and guiding the direction for the university’s 24x7 operations. Those include Telecommunications and Internet Services, Customer Support Services, distributed IT Consulting and Support, Operating Systems and Operations Services, Classroom and Video Services, Information Systems Security and administrative support functions.
Prior to moving to Cal State Fresno, Boes served as Director of Network Technology at Brown University in Providence, R.I.