State Profile

State of Utah

Michael Hussey
Michael Hussey
Chief Information Officer
State of Utah
Phone: (801) 538-3298
State of Utah
Department of Technology Services
1 State Office Bldg, Fl 6

Salt Lake City, UT 84114

Year Appointed:

2015

Biography:

Michael Hussey has been serving Capitol Hill as an IT Manager within the State of Utah Department of Technology Services since 2006.

Hussey started his IT career while attending the University of Utah working in the Marriott Library as a help desk assistant providing support to patrons of the computer lab. As computer technologies advanced, so did the opportunities within the library and he was promoted to network manager. 

In 1995 Michael was hired in the Governor's Office of Planning and Budget working as an integral member of the IT team serving the technology needs of Governor Leavitt. While in the office, he managed the network servers, email servers, routers and switches, and provided desktop support services. In partnership with legislative IT staff, he helped develop a solution to stream the audio from the house and senate floors to the Internet.

In 2002 Hussey was part of the team that designed, developed and implemented a critical software application and statewide database for the Lt. Governor’s Office upon congressional mandate.  Congress passed the Help America Vote Act (HAVA), which required states to have a centralized voter database.  

In 2013 Hussey received the Governor’s Award for Excellence for Outstanding Public Service. Hussey was nominated for the award by the Lt. Governor Greg Bell. “What sets Mike apart is his great and upbeat attitude. He is always cheerful, he is always helpful…In addition, he looks for ways to make our jobs easier. His recommendations for cost savings, time savers and how to take advantage of equipment for the best use of our time are excellent,” said Lt. Gov. Greg Bell.

Hussey attended Brigham Young University and the University of Utah. He completed numerous technology courses and received certificates in network administration during his time in the IT industry. 

Hussey was born in West Covina, California and moved to Utah with his family at the age of 15.  He and his wife, Cammie, are the parents of five children, McKay, Sara, Brooke, Parker and Annaliese. Hussey has a passion for learning and enjoys staying current on emerging technologies.  Hussey enjoys playing county rec slowpitch softball and is a loyal University of Utah sports fan.

Other Info:

CIO Statute: 63D-1-301.5

IT Procurement Responsibility: State Procurement Office




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