Eric Boyette

Secretary & State Chief Information Officer

Eric Boyette serves as secretary and state chief information officer for the N.C. Department of Information Technology. He was appointed to the position in April 2017 by Gov. Roy Cooper and confirmed by the state General Assembly soon thereafter. In this role, he leads the state department responsible for all IT procurement, state cybersecurity, operational services, broadband infrastructure, solutions division, data analytics center, the N.C. 911 Board and strategic IT planning.

Boyette has more than 20 years of experience in state government. Prior to his current role, he held several leadership roles in the N.C. Department of Transportation, including chief information officer, inspector general and Division of Motor Vehicles commissioner. He has also served as the DIT deputy state chief information officer for Solution Delivery. 

He currently serves as chairman of the North Carolina 911 Board and as president of the the National Association of State Chief Information Officers. He is also a member of both the Governor’s North Carolina Board of Science, Technology & Innovation and the Advisory Council on Hispanic/Latino Affairs.

Boyette earned a Bachelor of Science from Barton College and resides in Kenly with wife Dana, son Jay and daughter Morgan.