AUSTIN – Stacey Napier, executive director of DIR, has named Todd Kimbriel as Chief Information Officer for the state of Texas.
"Being named as CIO is a tremendous honor," said Kimbriel. "DIR has continually progressed in improving technology services for Texas and our customers and I'm excited to begin my duties as Chief Information Officer for our great state."
Kimbriel, who had been serving as the interim executive director of DIR since early 2015, will now act as the CIO for the state of Texas, in addition to his duties as deputy executive director. As CIO, Kimbriel will help ensure delivery of new technology services, offer leadership on technology issues and act as a functional support to customer agencies.
"Todd brings an unmatched wealth of expertise and knowledge with him as he takes over the role of state CIO," said Napier. "His professional background, both in the private sector as well as his experience here at DIR, makes him a natural fit for this position."
Prior to serving as the interim executive director, Kimbriel held the position of deputy executive director. He has been with DIR since 2008, serving in various roles including Internal Information Technology Program Manager, Director of eGovernment, Information Resources Manager and Chief Operations Officer.
Before joining state government, Kimbriel spent more than 25 years in the private sector as an information technology professional. He's spent time in all aspects of technology in the areas of planning, design, operations, customer service and management.
Kimbriel's role as CIO will be effective immediately.
The Texas Department of information Resources promotes a shared vision for Texas that maximizes the value of the State's technology investment by identifying common areas of interest, using technology to advance agency missions, and preserving flexibility to innovate. Visit DIR at www.dir.texas.gov