Bill Kehoe named new WaTech director, State CIO for Washington state

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Release Date: 
06/10/2021

Bill Kehoe will be joining WaTech as its new Director and State CIO for Washington, effective Aug.1.

Bill has served as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for Los Angeles County in California since 2017 where he manages enterprise security, information management, enterprise architecture and technology consulting services for 37 county departments. He also is responsible for advising the Board of Supervisors and the Chief Executive Officer regarding enterprise technology strategy, policy and governance.

He has a long history of managing information technology departments in local and state governments, including over 15 years in Washington state agencies and counties. Before working as CIO in Los Angeles, he held the CIO and Information Department Director for King County from 2010-2017 and served as the first CIO for the Department of Licensing from 2002-2010.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Gonzaga University and a project management certificate from the University of Washington. He has also completed Lean Six Sigma training.

Bill is excited to be returning to his home state of Washington to join the WaTech team, and is looking forward to working with the IT community and staff to advance Washington’s technology strategies and services.