SALT LAKE CITY, Ut., Tuesday, October 13 – The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) recognizes Craig Orgeron, PhD, past NASCIO president and chief information officer (CIO) for the state of Mississippi, with the association’s Meritorious Service Award. Orgeron was honored during a special ceremony Monday evening at the NASCIO Annual Conference in Salt Lake City.
To spotlight outstanding service, NASCIO created the Meritorious Service Award, honoring leadership in state government and dedication to the advancement of NASCIO’s mission. NASCIO’s achievements have largely been the product of the enthusiasm, focus and service of its members; this commitment to excellence has served as a catalyst to redefine the role of technology at the federal, state and local levels.
Orgeron has more than 25 years of information technology experience and currently serves as the executive director of the Mississippi Department of Information Technology Services and chief information officer for the state of Mississippi. In this role, Orgeron provides statewide leadership in the provision of services that facilitate cost-effective information processing and telecommunication solutions for agencies and institutions.
Orgeron has been a member of the NASCIO Executive Committee since 2011 when he joined as a director. Since then he has held the offices of secretary-treasurer, vice president and president. Orgeron has also served on numerous NASCIO committees and has represented NASCIO at regional and national conferences as a speaker and panelist.
“Craig is highly deserving of this honor,” said NASCIO 2014-15 President and Ohio CIO Stu Davis. “He exemplifies all the best qualities you want in a public servant, in a leader and in a colleague. The state of Mississippi and the entire NASCIO organization have benefited greatly from his expertise, passion and commitment.”