State Chief Information Officer, Terrence Woods
Terrence Woods currently serves as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the State of Oregon and leads Enterprise Information Services (EIS)—the state’s information technology (IT) Division. Appointed by Governor Kate Brown in December 2018, Mr. Woods brings over 20 years of IT and business leadership to EIS, having previously served as the CIO and Administrative Services Administrator for the Oregon Department of Revenue, the Director of Information Technology for the Oregon Health Authority, and the Deputy CIO for the Department of Human Services.
Since his appointment, Mr. 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.” Notable 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 (M365) to all Executive Branch Agencies.
Before joining the State of Oregon, he also held a variety of private-sector roles, including three years as a regional technology manager and human resource manager for Safeco Insurance. He also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems (IS) from Portland State University and a Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University. Unique among CIOs, Mr. Woods is equally comfortable with business and technology, embraces the role of change leadership, and ensures that digital transformation initiatives put people first.
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