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Johnson County hires new chief information officer

Johnson County, Kansas Government has hired a new chief information officer for the Department of Technology and Innovation.

Bill Nixon, who was executive vice president and chief enterprise architect at UMB Bank, will join the county on Monday, July 29, 2019.

“I’m excited to join Johnson County Government and look forward to serving this organization and our residents,” Nixon said. “As a county resident myself, I want to increase the efficiency of and access to our technology services in this digital age.”

At UMB Bank, Nixon was responsible for aligning technology solutions and strategic planning with the goals of executive leadership and business units.

Before UMB, Nixon was part of the DST organization, also in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area, beginning as vice president of Enterprise Portfolio Management and then vice president of IT Architecture & Application Development.

Nixon was with Fannie Mae in the Washington, D.C., area for many years, beginning as a senior technical consultant. He was promoted several times and ultimately served as the director of Enterprise Architecture.

Nixon is an experienced manager and proven leader in both the public and private sectors. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from the University of Pittsburgh.

Nixon and his family reside in Leawood.

Media Contacts

Lori Sand
Senior Public Information Officer
Office: 913-715-8572
Cell: 816-377-6528

Jody Hanson
Director of Public Affairs and Communication
Office: 913-715-0730
Cell: 913-626-5482