STATE PROFILES | Rhode Island
John LandersChief Information Officer
Department of Administration
Year Appointed: 2007
BiographyJohn Landers, a Senior Information Technology professional with experience in the retail and non-retail sectors of businesses. Senior level management experience includes budgeting, planning, forecasting, integration and resource development.
John’s industry experience includes 18 years with the IBM Corporation operating in various management capacities including being the Hardware/Software Engineering Manager responsible for large retail accounts in the Metropolitan Boston area. Most recently, John held the position of VP of Information Technology for Filenes Department Stores, a $3.5 billion dollar retailer, where he led several company mergers and integrations; network infrastructure upgrades and technological upgrades to legacy application systems.
John’s achievements and business acumen earned him a spot in the 1996/97 Strathmore’s Who’s Who Registry of Business Leaders.
John has been involved in community fund raising activities for the United Way and the Police Benevolent Society. He was not only actively involved in sponsoring and coaching local youth hockey programs but also as their President and Treasurer.
CIO Statute: RIGL 29-8-1-13
IT Office Authority: All Executive Branch agencies
IT Procurement Responsibility: State Procurement Office