STATE PROFILES | Kansas
Anthony SchlinsogChief Information Technology Officer
Office of Information Technology Services
Year Appointed: 2011
BiographyAnthony Schlinsog serves as the Chief Information Technology Officer for the executive branch of government in the state of Kansas. In this role he serves as the chief planner in the development of strategic plans for IT consolidation, technological integration and intersystem coordination with vendors and executive branch agencies. Moreover, he formulates policy recommendations for the Governor and his Cabinet concerning IT policies and activities.
From 2008 until his recent appointment as the CIO/CTO for Kansas, Anthony served as Chief Information Officer at the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT). There he managed the day-to-day information technology operations of a $1.6 billion state agency, driving efficiencies in the systems that support multi-modal transportation across the State.
Prior to his state service, Mr. Schlinsog served as manager, data development, informatics, for Child Health Corporation of America (CHCA), where he managed data quality and content development projects for the Pediatric Health Information System, the nation’s largest un-blinded clinical pediatric data warehouse. He also held numerous technology roles at the Government Employees Health Association (GEHA), a large national health insurer headquartered here in Kansas City, including manager of client services development, project manager, senior applications developer and analyst.
He has been a contributing author to several publications on the subject of effective management and governance of IT departments and large scale IT projects. In 2011 Anthony was instrumental in the Kansas Department of Transportation receiving an InformationWeek 500 Government IT Innovators award for their work on developing an automated Traffic Records System for Kansas.
Mr. Schlinsog earned his undergraduate degree in Physics from Andrews University in
Michigan and his master’s degree in Mathematics from the University of Illinois. He also holds a PMP certification from the Project Management Institute.
CIO Statute: KSA 75-7201-12
IT Office Authority: The Authority for Information Technology in Kansas comes from Kansas Statutes 75-7201 through 75-7212. These Statutes establish the Information Technology Executive Council, Chief Information Technology Architect, and the Chief Information Technology Officers for the three branches of Kansas Government. The Statutes outline Kansas IT Governance Model and requirements for strategic planning, statewide architecture, data management standards, and project management standards.
IT Procurement Responsibility: State Procurement Office