North Dakota state CIO Kuldip Mohanty has announced that he will retire at the end of this month, citing family reasons.

N.D. Gov. Doug Burgum announced that deputy state CIO Greg Hoffman will serve as interim CIO.

Mohanty had served as CIO for a little over a year, having assumed the role in February of last year. Prior to joining the state government, he had a 30-year career in the private sector, most recently he served as CIO of HUB International Limited, a global insurance brokerage in Chicago.

As state CIO, Mohanty led the North Dakota Department of Information Technology (NDIT) through several major initiatives, including modernizing the unemployment insurance system, crafting policies and guidelines for use of artificial intelligence, and development of the Business Gateway.

“Kuldip brought a deep understanding of system operations and a strong focus on customer service during his impactful 15 months as CIO, ensuring that NDIT was able to meet the needs of its agency partners so they could better serve North Dakota citizens,” Gov. Burgum said.

“We’re grateful for his leadership of the outstanding team at NDIT, and we look forward to building upon his progress and wish him all the best in his future endeavors,” the governor said. “We also thank Greg Hoffman for stepping up again to fill the interim CIO role as part of NDIT’s highly capable executive team.”

In his resignation letter, Mohanty said he’s stepping down to spend more time with family, adding he is “confident that the current executive leadership team is on a path to deliver excellence for the years to come.”

“It has been a privilege and honor to be a part of your administration in serving the citizens of North Dakota,” Mohanty stated. “I had the utmost pleasure of leading an amazing team of leaders within North Dakota Information Technology in delivering value to our citizens in collaboration with our agency partners.”

According to his LinkedIn page, Hoffman has been with the NDIT since 2005. He was named deputy CIO in April of 2022, and before that he served as director of administrative services at NDIT.

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