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News Release
Terrence Woods, State CIO, Named StateScoop GoldenGov: State Executive of the Year - 06/07/21

Salem, OR – On Wednesday it was announced that Terrence Woods, State Chief Information Officer and Administrator of Enterprise Information Services was named StateSoop GoldenGov: State Executive of the Year.

The annual StateScoop 50 Awards honor the best and the brightest across the United States who make state government more efficient and effective. The GoldenGov awards those who are leading state government into a new technology landscape with innovative ideas and inspiring others to get on board. Woods was chosen from thousands of individuals and projects nominated for the awards and now joins an esteemed group of individuals who work to improve and innovate in information technology.

“It comes as no surprise that Terrence would be honored with this award,” said Katy Coba, State COO. “His work for the state is incomparable and we are incredibly lucky to benefit from his skillset and drive to improve information technology in the state of Oregon.”

Woods was appointed as State CIO and Administrator of Enterprise Information Services in 2018 and brings more than 20 years of leadership and knowledge to the role. Since his appointment, Woods has established a diverse Executive Team and built the strategic foundations and enterprise capabilities for delivering on the EIS vision — “Ensuring user-friendly, reliable and secure state technology systems that serve Oregonians.” His accomplishments include publication of the EIS 2020-2023 Strategic Framework, Cloud Forward: A Framework for Embracing the Cloud in Oregon, Oregon’s Data Strategy 2021-2023, the EIS Modernization Playbook, and the continuing deployment of Microsoft 365 to all Executive Branch agencies.

Governor Kate Brown shared, “Over the last three years, Terrence has been working to advance the use of digital technology inside state agencies, while remaining focused on building relationships and strengthening our IT teams. Under his leadership, we are making progress on our goals to streamline state government and modernize our systems to better serve Oregonians. It’s an honor that our State CIO was chosen for this award.”  

The complete list of award recipients can be viewed on the StateScoop website where they will also feature interviews with award winners in the coming days.

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