DES MOINES – Today, Gov. Kim Reynolds announced the appointment of Annette Dunn as Chief Information Officer at the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), effective Monday, August 5, 2019.
“From strengthening strategic initiatives such as cyber security and rural broadband connectivity, Annette will play an important role in helping our state meet the demands of a 21st century digital economy,” said Gov. Reynolds. “She will be an outstanding partner in driving innovation and technological change within state government.”
“I am honored to lead the Office of the Chief Information Officer and appreciate Governor Reynolds for providing me this opportunity to serve Iowans,” said Annette Dunn. “In this role, I will collaborate with the other state agencies to develop and implement technical solutions to keep Iowa moving forward.”
The Office of the Chief Information Officer is the department responsible for managing and delivering infrastructure services to State agencies; establishing standards; reviewing and governing all information technology procurements and projects.
Annette Dunn was appointed Information Technology Division director (CIO) for the Iowa Department of Transportation in January 2015. Prior to this appointment, Dunn served as the Director of Support Services and as the Winter Operations Administrator for the Iowa DOT, where she was instrumental in the implementation of the statewide winter operation Global Positioning System/Advanced Vehicle Location project in more than 900 snow plows that has been replicated in several other state DOT’s. Dunn is a graduate of Iowa State University, and obtained a Certified Public Manager designation through Drake University. She spent eight years in military service, and has lived in Iowa for the majority of her civilian life and career.