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David Behen

David Behen

Chief Information Officer, State of Michigan

David Behen holds dual roles as director of the Department of Technology, Management and Budget and Michigan’s CIO. He serves on Gov. Rick Snyder’s Cabinet, advising him on technology investments and programs. As DTMB director, he leads a department that provides business services to state agencies, including IT and communications services, facility management, financial services, procurement, real estate, fleet and retirement services, among others. Additionally, Behen is leading a multiyear, multimillion dollar IT alignment process to develop innovative services focused on customer service and citizen engagement.

In 2014 Behen was named a ComputerWorld Premier 100 IT Leader. Under his leadership, DTMB received the 2013 CIO Award from CIO magazine. Also in 2013, he received the Merit Network Award for innovation in networking and information technology, and he and the governor were named to Government Technology magazine’s top-25 list of IT doers, dreamers and drivers. In 2012, he received a Crain’s Detroit Business CIO Award.

Previously, Behen cofounded a software company and served as vice president and CIO of its parent corporation. He also was CIO and deputy administrator of Washtenaw County.

He earned a bachelor of science degree and a master of science in public administration.

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