Michigan government veteran Brom Stibitz named state CIO


Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer has chosen Brom Stibitz, a longtime state employee, as the state’s new chief information officer.

The governor’s office made the announcement amid a number of other executive appointments this week.

Stibitz, who has worked with the state in various positions since 2011, is the state’s first official CIO in the Michigan Department of Technology, Management, and Budget (DTMB) since its previous IT manager, David DeVries. , resigned in January 2019. Tricia L. Foster, director of DTMB, has served as interim CIO since then, said Laura Wotruba, communications specialist for the agency.

The new CIO will manage “all aspects of cybersecurity and information technology across state government,” Whitmer’s office said. Stibitz has spent the past five years as Deputy Chief Executive Officer of DTMB.

“I am honored to have this opportunity to serve the residents of the State of Michigan and to continue to work with the talented and dedicated staff of DTMB,” Stibitz said via LinkedIn.

His predecessor, DeVries, served as CIO at DTMB for 16 months, during which time he worked on a number of initiatives, including launching an enterprise resource planning system at the statewide and the creation of an award-winning health and social services portal.

“During his tenure at DTMB, Stibitz was instrumental in improving IT governance, improving the state’s approach to IT security and at the same time increasing overall scores of customer satisfaction for DTMB, ”the governor’s office said in a statement.

Prior to joining DTMB, Stibitz worked in the Michigan Treasury Department, first as a senior policy advisor, then as director of executive operations. He also worked in the state legislature between 2005 and 2010.

He holds a master’s degree in state and local government administration from Northern Michigan University.


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