Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak announced the appointment of Alan Cunningham as the State Chief Information Officer. As CIO, Cunningham will set and execute the strategic direction of state information technology.

Cunningham has served as the Washoe County School District’s Information Security Officer since 2016, following a 14-year IT career in the private sector. He is a certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) with extensive experience in cyber security operations, disaster recovery, business continuity planning, and policy and strategic planning.

“Alan brings the kind of knowledge and experience we absolutely need in the State right now,” said Gov. Sisolak. “Now more than ever, the security and integrity of our state IT infrastructure is critical. Alan deeply understands that landscape and knows how to move us forward in the ever-changing world of IT strategically and safely so that our state agencies can continue to provide the essential services Nevadans rely on every day.”

As State CIO, Cunningham will lead the Enterprise Information Technology Services Division within the Department of Administration, which provides information technology services and support to state agencies across Nevada.