State names new chief information officer

TRENTON – The state has a new chief information officer.

The Treasury Department announced that E. Steven Emanuel, former CIO for Montgomery County, Md., and Amtrak, will coordinate New Jersey’s information technology policies.

“He has a strong record of managing overhauls of complex information systems successfully and delivering capital projects on time and within budget,” Treasurer Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff said in a release.

The state’s Office of Information Technology has a staff of 720 people and an annual budget of nearly $100 million.

Earlier,  Emanuel held a series of information technology positions with GPU Service Company, the then-operational support organization for Jersey Central Power & Light, Metropolitan Edison, Penelec and GPU Nuclear Corporation.

His assignments included serving as the Information Technology Site Support Manager for GPU’s Oyster Creek nuclear power plant in Forked River.

State names new chief information officer