Keith Werner currently serves as State Chief Information Officer. He was appointed to this position in December 2015. In this role, he leads Statewide IT planning and operations with an annual budget of more than $600 million and 2,200 employees.
Prior to his current appointment, Werner was named to lead the Statewide IT Division (SID) as Deputy State CIO. In his role, Keith was in charge of key IT functions across the enterprise, including procurement, solution architecture, enterprise architecture, and strategic planning. He also provided strategic direction and oversight of statewide initiatives such as Digital Services, the Enterprise Project Management Office, the Government Data Analytics Center, and the Innovation Center.
Earlier in 2015, Keith was appointed as the Chief Information Officer for Natural and Economic Resources, which includes the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, and the Department of Commerce. Keith had been CIO at DEQ since April 2013. Other CIO responsibilities include the Governor’s Office and Lieutenant Governor’s Office.
Keith has over 20 years’ experience as a business leader and manager with a diversified background in information technology and product development.