Strategy Board Members

The state chief information officer serves as the chair of the 12-person Information Technology Strategy board, which also includes six North Carolina citizens – with backgrounds and familiarity with business system technology, information systems or telecommunications – who are appointed by the governor and leadership of the N.C. General Assembly.

Other members include the state budget officer, president of the University of North Carolina, president of the N.C. Community College System and secretary of administration.  The state auditor is also on the board as a non-voting member.

Board Members

  • Thomas I. Parrish IV, acting secretary and state chief information officer, N.C. Department of Information Technology
  • Bill Carver, interim president, North Carolina Community Colleges (delegated Col. Jim Parker)
  • Charles Perusse, state budget director, N.C. Office of the State Controller
  • Peter Hans, president, University of North Carolina System
  • Machelle Sanders, secretary, N.C. Department of Administration
  • Beth Wood, state auditor, N.C. Office of the State Auditor

Governor Appointees

  • Jo Abernathy, chief information officer, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • Tracy Futhey, Duke Office of Information Technology

House Speaker Appointees

  • Dr. Rocco DiSanto, chief executive officer, UtiliPlex/Fiber Optics - Photonics
  • Dr. Gerald Poplin, retired, past president, Uwharrie Tech, Inc.

President Pro Tem Appointees

  • Keith Briggs, chief information officer, N.C. Department of Insurance
  • Hon. Jeff Tarte