Leadership transition at KCIT

Dear fellow King County employee,

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King County Executive Dow Constantine

Today Bill Kehoe, Director of our Department of Information Technology, announced that he is leaving King County to pursue a new opportunity that builds on what he’s accomplished here at King County.

Bill has led the transformation of KCIT into a technology leader, one that was recently recognized as the 2017 Best IT County in the Nation by the 2017 National Association of Counties.

As KCIT Director and Chief Information Officer, Bill turned KCIT into a strategic business partner for all branches of King County. He oversaw the implementation of technologies that allow us to collaborate more effectively across departments and workgroups, and make it easier for customers to access our services. He also led the consolidation of separate IT groups into one enterprise organization and expanded our digital security.

The efficiencies, accessibility and collaboration that technology allows us to bring to our work is a key piece of our Best-Run Government approach and I want to thank Bill and his entire team for their vision, expertise and hard work.

I have appointed current IT Deputy Director Tanya Hannah as Interim Director of KCIT. We will conduct a nationwide search for the next KCIT Director.

I wish Bill the best of luck with this exciting next chapter in his career and thank him for his service to the people of King County. Bill’s last day at King County is October 2 and he will share more details about his new role in the coming weeks.

Sincerely,

 

Dow Constantine
King County Executive