Thursday, September 18, 2014

State CIO Announces Staff Transitions

John Correllus and Ray Johnson were respectively appointed as Director of the Government Data Analytics Center Director of Statewide Strategic Sourcing.
Sep 18, 2014

State CIO Chris Estes has named John Correllus as Director of the Government Data Analytics Center (GDAC) and Ray Johnson as Director of Statewide Strategic Sourcing in a recent announcement. GDAC transitioned from the Office of the State Controller to the State CIO’s Office this fiscal year.

John’s experience as a former agency CIO and his most recent role as Director of Strategic Sourcing at OITS have allowed him to collaborate across agencies on key business efforts. This experience will be helpful as he refines GDAC’s mission to discover value in data and improve business decision-making by integrating analytics into agency business strategies. 

In his new role, John will position GDAC as a Center of Expertise to govern, secure, manage, and standardize data across state entities. The GDAC manages programs like the North Carolina Financial Accountability and Compliance Technology System (NC FACTS), a fraud, waste and improper payment detection effort, as well as the Criminal Justice Law Enforcement Automated Data Services (CJLEADS), a criminal justice data integration system used extensively by law enforcement across the state.  

Ray will step in to the Director of Statewide Strategic Sourcing role. He will be responsible for managing relationships with suppliers and state agencies, including contracting operations, to support the state’s technology needs. He will also lead North Carolina’s efforts to maximize the value of technology investments and modernize procurement practices guided by the principles of “try before you buy” and “pay for what we use.”

Ray is an experienced leader in relationship management and technology systems and has worked for leading technology companies including IBM, SunGard, and Hitachi Data Systems. In addition to his customer-focused, collaborative approach, Ray has a Business Management degree from Clark Atlanta University and an MBA from Wake Forest University, with an emphasis in Finance. 

The teams John and Ray will be leading are part of the Statewide IT Division reporting to Aaron Wienshienk.