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.