When Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine was elected as the 70th governor of Ohio in November, 2018, he appointed Ervan Rodgers II as the State’s chief information officer (CIO). Rodgers, who served as CIO at the Ohio Attorney General’s Office for more than four years under DeWine, began his state CIO role in January, 2019.
Announcing Ervan Rodgers’ appointment at a press conference in December 2018, Governor-elect Dewine said this, “Ervan has hands-on public- and private-sector experience with digitizing core business practices, e-business, developing value-added solutions, change management and mentoring change management teams. …”
“Ervan is passionate about using data to drive solutions, and enhance the user experience,” DeWine added. “He will be providing the strategic direction for the state’s IT activities, which I don’t have to tell anyone, is very, very important.”
Ervan Rodgers II career began as a project manager / team leader in Lansing, Michigan, with Electronic Data Systems (EDS), which was later acquired by Hewlett-Packard. From there, Rodgers became a manager with Accenture in Detroit for almost six years.
In 2006, he moved to Columbus, Ohio, where he became the Vice President over IT Service delivery for Huntington National Bank.
He joined the Attorney General Mike DeWine’s Office as Deputy CIO in November, 2014, before becoming the CIO for the Attorney General’s Office in April 2015.
Ervan received a Bachelor of Arts in Management and Organizational Development and Leadership from Spring Arbor University in Michigan, and a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from Muskingum University.
When I first met Ervan last year at a National Association of State CIO (NASCIO) dinner event, and I was immediately impressed with his passion, engaging personality and depth of knowledge regarding IT leadership in government regarding a wide variety of business topics. (Read more…)