State Profile

State of Tennessee

Stephanie Dedmon
Stephanie Dedmon
State Chief Information Officer (CIO)
State of Tennessee
Phone: (615) 253-2725
State of Tennessee

Strategic Technology Solutions, F&A
901 5th Ave N
Nashville, TN 37243

Year Appointed:

2018

Biography:

Stephanie was named CIO for the State of Tennessee in October 2018.  In this role, she is responsible for all operational areas of the state’s central IT organization, Strategic Technology Solutions.  This includes managing the team’s IT service delivery, technical infrastructure development and support and customer service management.  STS supports Enterprise Shared Solutions, Security and Risk Management, Enterprise Governance and Administration,   the Center of Excellence for Data, Endpoint Management, Technology Engineering and Employee Engagement all focused on developing the best IT workforce to deliver innovative business solutions and outstanding customer service to our agencies. 

As Deputy CIO, Stephanie was previously responsible for the Enterprise IT Transformation (EIT) initiative to further build the State’s enterprise IT organization by transitioning all Executive Branch Department IT employees to STS.  In three phases, a total of 21 agencies have been transitioned representing over 1000 employees.  The transition included developing the organizational structure to support the new delivery model, creating the governance and strategy processes, recruiting shared resources at the enterprise level and building an effective team to deliver improved customer service and IT outcomes. 

Prior to being named Deputy CIO in November of 2015, Stephanie was the Director of Business Solutions Delivery (BSD), also within the Department of Finance & Administration.  BSD was created in late 2011 to build a team of experienced senior project directors, project managers and business analysts to help lead the state’s most complex IT/business solution implementations and improve project delivery success rates.  Stephanie joined the State of Tennessee in 2005 to lead the state’s ERP implementation, called Edison. 

Prior to joining the State in 2005, Stephanie was an Associate Partner with Accenture in Nashville and served as project director on many public sector software implementations.  Stephanie holds a Master of Business Administration from Tennessee Technological University (TTU) in Cookeville, Tennessee and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, also from TTU.  She received her Project Management Professional certification in August of 2012.  She is a member of Women in IT and the Nashville Project Management Institute (PMI) chapter.  In March of 2018, Stephanie was named one of Government Technology’s Top 25 Doers, Dreamers and Drivers for her work on the State’s IT transformation.

Other Info:

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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