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Governor appoints new Wyoming chief information officer

A statue on the grounds of the Wyoming State Capitol in Cheyenne with the newly rebuilt Herschler Building in the background. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City)

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon’s office announced Wednesday that the governor has appointed Bill Vajda as the new chief information officer (CIO) of the Wyoming Department of Enterprise Technology Services (ETS).

The governor’s office said that Vajda’s previous experience includes:

  • Three years as CIO for the U.S. Department of Interior
  • Two years as CIO for the State of Alaska
  • Five years as chief administrative officer and city manager for the City of Marquette, Michigan
  • Experience as a White House Senior Advisor and CIO for the US Department of Education

“Bill’s background in government and experience overseeing cybersecurity programs and requirements will serve our state well,” Gordon said.

Vajda’s appointment will become effective on January 18. Infromation Services Administrator Timothy Sheehan has been serving as interim director of ETS since May.

“I want to extend my appreciation to Tim for his leadership during this transition period,” Gordon said.