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Chief Information Officer (CIO), State of Michigan
Laura Clark serves as the chief information officer and chief security officer for the State of Michigan directing the state’s technology and security efforts. As Deputy Director for the Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget (DTMB), she oversees operations for the department which provides information technology, business, and administrative services to Michigan's residents, businesses, state agencies, state employees, and retirees.
Through her effective leadership, the Michigan Cybersecurity and Infrastructure team ensures that critical processes are audited, reviewed, and designed for maximum effectiveness, and that structures for all cybersecurity and infrastructure protection are effectively delivered and operationalized throughout the enterprise.
Clark, a 20-year veteran of public service IT, can balance her strength, which include leadership, vision, and strategic and tactical planning, along with the ability to promote collaboration at all levels to support high-level, critical statewide projects to successful completion.
In Nov. 2021, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer appointed Clark as chief information officer for the State of Michigan. Clark began her career in state government in 2001.
Clark graduated from Michigan State University in 2000 with a bachelor of science in geography.