His name is Mark Raymond of Glastonbury.
And, as we reported back in March, he’s got a tough job ahead of him.
Here’s the full press release with details about Raymond’s background.
GOV. MALLOY APPOINTS MARK RAYMOND AS STATE’S NEW CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER
(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that Mark Raymond will be the state’s new Chief Information Officer. On June 2, he will take over operations at the Department of Information Technology (DOIT). He will then oversee DOIT’s consolidation into the Department of Administrative Services and retain all operational responsibilities for Connecticut’s state technology infrastructure following consolidation.
Raymond has over two decades of technology and business experience consulting in New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts that includes working in the areas of finance, payroll, human resources, budgeting, procurement, human services, revenue, and transportation. As a consultant, he has worked with federal agencies including the US Treasury, Federal Highway Administration, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and the US Department of Transportation.
Most recently, he was the project director for client New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority, where he was responsible for the roll-out of the most comprehensive multi-function shared services implementation in the U.S. public sector. Raymond also consulted for the Connecticut Department of Transportation, where he was responsible for the transition to a system to make billing and recovery of federal dollars more efficient. As the project manager for American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, Raymond managed the development and deployment of a multi-state data warehouse that provided analytic tools for the comparison of DOT data across the country.
“I have the highest regard for Mark’s decades of experience in this field, and believe he will be a tremendous asset as we work to update and reconfigure the state’s information technology systems,” said Governor Malloy. “To say Connecticut is behind the technology curve is to greatly understate the severity of the state’s technology problem. These inefficiencies cost Connecticut taxpayers money and, in some cases, the inability to merge systems and allow agencies to share information is downright frustrating, and even dangerous. Mark has a solid background that will help the state find innovative ways to bring our systems up-to-date and ensure we are operating efficiently and in a cost-effective manner.”
“I am honored to join Governor Malloy and his administration and am looking forward to getting started,” said Raymond. “I recognize the importance of the state being able to do more with less, reduce expenses, and avoid costly processes. We need to better leverage technology to bring greater efficiency to state operations and more self service options to our citizens. This is particularly important given our current fiscal deficit. I am ready to address the challenges facing the state’s IT sector.”
One of Raymond’s first responsibilities will be to establish a joint labor/management committee to review the delivery of technology services and to make recommendations on ways to provide those services in a more efficient and effective manner while reducing the costs associated with hardware and software procurement, licensing and consultants.
“We know that front line IT staff and managers have many good ideas on how to improve our state’s technology system and we are anxious for Mark to begin the process of soliciting their participation in making the major changes necessary in how we deliver technology services statewide,” said Governor Malloy.
Raymond is a graduate of the University of Connecticut and lives in Glastonbury with his wife and children.