This week we feature John Letchford
John Letchford attended York and Exeter universities and holds a Master of Science degree in Information Technology from the University of York, England.
Before entering the public sector, he
spent nine years in the private sector working for a global consumer products company.
Since 2004, Letchford has worked in a variety of IT management roles for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
He is a former Technical Operations Manager for the Virtual Gateway, the Executive Office of Health and Human Service's Internet portal that provides online access to health and human services for the public, medical providers, community organizations and government staff.
In 2008, Letchford was named Deputy Chief Information Officer for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and was responsible for the operations of the Information Technology Division and for the Commonwealth's Information Technology Infrastructure Consolidation program.
Last year, he
became Acting Chief Information Officer for the Commonwealth
when CIO Anne Margulies left to become Harvard's CIO.
Letchford was recently named as the state's new CIO, bringing 18 years of experience in enterprise resource planning, database management and IT service management.