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Dow Constantine


King County begins search for new Chief Information Officer

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King County has started a search for a new department director/Chief Information Officer (CIO) to replace Office of Information Resource Management Director David Martinez, who is resigning. Deputy CIO Roger Kirouac will serve as Acting Director until a new director is named.

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King County has started a search for a new department director/Chief Information Officer (CIO) to replace Office of Information Resource Management Director David Martinez, who is resigning. Deputy CIO Roger Kirouac will serve as Acting Director until a new director is named.

Kirouac came to King County in 2007 as the first Information Technology (IT) Service Delivery Manager for what was then the Seattle-King County Department of Public Health. Before that, he spent more than 25 years as an Information Management executive, working for both profit and not-for-profit organizations, and public and private companies in a wide variety of industries including defense, manufacturing, education, research, and health.

Kirouac has worked as CIO for the Federal Department of Defense Education Activity and as CIO for the Naval Medical Center in San Diego – the largest teaching medical center in the Department of Defense. He honorably retired as a commissioned officer in the Navy Medical Service Corps.

David Martinez was appointed as King County’s Chief Information Officer in 2000 and has been responsible for countywide IT strategic planning, technology governance, IT investment and oversight, and IT operations management in the Executive branch. He has overseen numerous projects that use technology to make government work more efficiently and cost-effectively, and to provide better service to taxpayers.

Major accomplishments during his tenure include creation of the county’s public service-oriented website, implementation of the E-tax payment system that allows residents to pay their county bills online, and other technology initiatives related to transportation, natural resources, health and other departments. His last day with the county will be Friday, April 23.

King County’s Executive Branch of Information Technology organization employs 480 people and has a budget of $83 Million.



King County Executive
Dow Constantine
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