Christie Burris

Chief Data Officer & Director, Government Data Analytics Center

Christie Burris, Chief Data Officer & Director, Government Data Analytics Center

Christie Burris was appointed as the state's chief data officer with the N.C. Department of Information Technology in January 2024.

She leads NCDIT's statewide development of enterprise data strategies, including management, privacy and governance across all platforms. As director of NCDIT's Government Data Analytics Center, she also guides the state's use of integrated data to support public safety, fraud, compliance, health care, finance and performance and policy decision analysis.

An award-winning communications executive with experience in industries from radio and television to public housing and insurance, Burris joined the N.C. Health Information Exchange Authority, within GDAC, in 2016. She became its executive director in December 2017 and oversaw the strategy to develop a mature and modernize state-designated health information exchange. She also led initiatives to support health care providers in fulfilling the state mandate to participate in the exchange. 

Burris holds a B.A. in journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Government Chief Information Officer Certification from the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Government. She received a State Leadership award from the National Association of State Chief Information Officers in 2019.