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STATE PROFILES   |   Tennessee

Mark Bengel
Chief Information Officer
Department of Finance and Administration

(615) 741-7951

Year Appointed: 2007


Mark Bengel assumed the role of Chief Information Officer for the State of Tennessee in August 2007. Prior to that Mr. Bengel served as Chief Technology Officer for the state for three years. As CIO, he provides vision, leadership and technical support for the state’s information technology community. He sets the overall technical direction of the state’s IT infrastructure and is responsible for the operations of the state's Office for Information Resources.

Before his appointment in Tennessee, Mr. Bengel served as CIO for the Commonwealth of Kentucky in the Cabinet for Health and Family Services and also in the Cabinet for Families and Children.

Mr. Bengel has worked in the information technology field for more than 27 years with experience in both the public and private sectors. Throughout his career, he has managed multi-million dollar projects, specialized in successfully reorganizing organizations for cost savings and improved performance, and focused on improving customer relations. Mr. Bengel holds a Bachelors of Science from Cleveland College.

Other Information

CIO Statute: TCA 4-3-5501 thru TCA 4-3-5506

IT Office Authority: All Executive Branch. Partners with Judicial and Legislative Branches.

IT Procurement Responsibility: State Procurement Office


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