Published on April 23, 2024, 8:40 pm

Voting is now open for the 2024 StateScoop 50 Awards. Nebraska Governor Jim Pillen recently appointed Matthew McCarville, the former Chief Information Officer at the University of Colorado, as the new CIO for the state. McCarville, a native Nebraskan, takes over from Ed Toner who retired in January after serving in the role for eight years. During the transition period, Mark Neemann, a deputy in the CIO office, held the interim position.

Expressing his enthusiasm on LinkedIn, McCarville shared, “Today marked my first day as the Nebraska Department of Administrative Services and Office of the CIO’s Chief Information Officer under Governor Jim Pillen. I am thrilled to return to Nebraska after eight years to introduce innovative information technology solutions and cost-effective measures for Nebraska taxpayers.”

Prior to his tenure in academia, McCarville served as Florida’s Chief Data Officer overseeing IT operations for various state entities. Additionally, he has held significant positions such as Vice President of Education, Data Strategy, and Chief Strategy Officer at MTX Consulting Group.

McCarville is an alumnus of Creighton University in Omaha with a Doctorate in Business Administration. Governor Pillen praised McCarville’s broad national and international experience in both public and private sectors by stating, “Dr. McCarville’s extensive background in information technology makes him an invaluable asset. I am eager to collaborate with him to modernize our IT infrastructure and bring about significant savings for our taxpayers.”

The appointment of Matthew McCarville as Nebraska’s new CIO marks a significant step towards leveraging advanced technology solutions to enhance government services while prioritizing fiscal responsibility.


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