Gov. Pillen selects Nebraska’s new chief information officer

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LINCOLN — An information technology expert with Nebraska ties and experience as Florida’s chief data officer is taking the reins Monday as the state’s new chief information officer.

Matthew McCarville, Nebraska’s chief information officer as of April 22. (Courtesy of University of Colorado, Denver)

Gov. Jim Pillen announced his pick Monday of Matthew J. McCarville, the previous chief information officer and assistant vice chancellor of IT services and operations at the University of Colorado, Denver. McCarville previously served as vice president for MTX Consulting Group/Maverick A1, a global technology consulting firm.

“I look forward to working with Dr. McCarville to eliminate state reliance on obsolete IT systems and delivering transformative cost savings to taxpayers,” Pillen said, praising McCarville’s “extensive” national and international IT experience and expertise.

In Florida, McCarville oversaw IT needs for all 32 state agencies, 67 counties, 28 colleges and 12 universities. He is also currently listed as a member of an advisory committee on artificial intelligence for Miami Dade College.

McCarville was raised in and attended school in Nebraska. He earned all his degrees from Creighton University, including a doctorate in business administration.

Ed Toner retired from the chief information officer role Feb. 16 after eight years. at an annual salary of about $214,000. He consolidated and modernized state IT systems during his tenure.

A salary was not immediately available for McCarville.

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