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Thu January 6, 2011

No Changes at State IT

Oklahoma City, OK – Gov.-elect retains chief information officer

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Gov.-elect Mary Fallin has decided to retain Alex Pettit as the chief information officer for Oklahoma.

The Oklahoma Legislature created the position in 2009, and Pettit became the first person named to the post in 2010.

Fallin said Wednesday Pettit already has helped streamline some state operations leading to cost savings.

Before being named chief information officer of Oklahoma, Pettit served as a consultant and project manager for the renovation of Brown University's data center. He also served as vice president of Marsh Risk Consulting, and was chief technology officer for the city of Denton, Texas.

Pettit holds a bachelor's degree in science from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside and a master's degree in business administration (MBA) from Loyola University in Chicago.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.