DES MOINES, Iowa – Annette Dunn, Chief Information Officer for the State of Iowa, has announced her resignation to pursue a new opportunity in the private sector.
“I want to thank Annette for her outstanding commitment to the citizens of Iowa through her work leading the Office of the Chief Information Officer,” Gov. Kim Reynolds said. “Annette has been a valuable member of my team and very instrumental in implementing the first major phase of the State’s new Workday system–WorkSmart. Her dedication to enhancing the state’s technology infrastructure as well as expanding broadband access across our state has been invaluable and I am very grateful for her work and wish her great success in her new endeavor.”
Workday is the state’s new accounting and human resources system that the Iowa Legislature approved $21 million in February to pay for the state’s contract with the software company after the U.S. Treasury Department said the state could not use CARES Act funding.
“I am humbled and grateful for the opportunity I have had to serve as the CIO for the State of Iowa over the past two years,” Dunn said. “Iowa is headed in the right direction in this rapidly and ever-changing world of technology and broadband expansion. I am thankful for Governor Reynolds’ leadership and trusting me to advance our state’s technology capabilities.”
CIO Dunn’s resignation is effective October 22, 2021. Reynolds’ office said the governor will begin a nationwide search for a replacement immediately.