In the latest of a string of appointments, Gov.-elect Jay Inslee says he has hired Michael Cockrill to serve as Washington state’s next chief information officer. Cockrill, who has a background in Seattle technology start-up businesses, replaces Bharat Shyam, who was the state’s first CIO when he arrived in November 2011.
The formal announcement is here:
Cockrill is more of an outsider to state government than many of his earlier picks. Go here for a list of Inslee’s hiring announcements, here for a report on last Thursday’s announcements, here for a report on his legislative director and communications director, and here on his budget director.