Our History

2023

January 13, 2022 Governor Mark Gordon appoints Timothy "TR" Sheehann to be interim state chief information officer following the resignation of William Vajda.

2022

January 17, 2022 Governor Mark Gordon appoints William "Bill" Vajda to be state chief information officer. Bill brings an extensive background in cybersecurity and communications to Wyoming in both the federal and state arenas.

2021

In May 2021 Governor Mark Gordon appoints Timothy "TR" Sheehan to be interim chief information officer following the resignation of Gordon Knopp. TR brings more than 20 years of experience in information technology spanning across public safety, education, public sector, private sector, and business owner.

2019

March 2019, Governor Mark Gordon appoints Gordon Knopp as state chief information officer. Mr. Knopp has extensive leadership experience serving as the Director of Technology (CIO) in Laramie County School District 1 in Cheyenne.

2017

Sept 2017, Governor Matt Mead appoints Tony Young as state chief information officer. Mr. Young previously served as the Deputy Chief of Staff to Governor Mead. Prior to serving in the Governor’s Office, Mr. Young was the Law Enforcement Coordinator for the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

2012

March 8, Governor Matt Mead signed into law in W.S. 9-2-2901 through 9-2-2907 establishing the Department of Enterprise Technology Services. The mission of the Department of Enterprise Technology Services is to establish and refine a coordinated enterprise information services and technology structure, which increases the ability of state agencies to deliver quality cost effective services to the citizens of Wyoming. The director of the Department of Enterprise Technology Services also serves as the state chief information officer.





2011

April 25, Governor Matt Mead appoints Flint Waters as state chief information officer. Mr. Waters provided strategic leadership and technology direction; responsible for oversight and management of enterprise technology initiatives. Prior to his this role, Mr. Waters was the Chief Technology Officer for forty-nine Internet Crime Against Children (ICAC) task forces and was the Chief Security Officer for TLO from 2008 through 2010.

2007

March 13, 2007 Governor Dave Freudenthal appointed Robert von Wolffradt as state chief information officer. Mr. Robert von Wolffradt served as Director of Information Services for Snohomish County in Washington state. Von Wolffradt had extensive experience with leadership in government operations and background in the private sector for leading technology companies through challenging times.

2006

SEA0034, assigned existing duties from the Department of Administration and Information and expanded authority of the state chief information officer, who is appointed by the Governor.

2005

Legislation passed through SEA0075 establishing the position of state chief information officer by statute and transferring duties from the online government commission to the chief information officer effective July 1.

2003

March 4, 2003 Governor Dave Freudenthal appointed Larry Biggio as state chief information officer. Mr. Larry Biggio began his state career in 1974 and is quoted as saying "sometimes it pays to hang in there".

2002

SEA0043 of the 56th Wyoming Legislature, 2002 Special Session, authorized the Governor to employ either directly or through a contractual arrangement a chief information officer effective July 1. The Governor appointed William Campbell in September 2002. The Department of A&I transferred the Information Planning and Coordination Division to the Office of CIO in November.

The mission of the Office of the Chief Information Officer was to establish and refine information technology structure to increase the ability of state agencies to deliver quality, cost effective services to the residents of Wyoming.