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Katrina Flory

March 02, 2022 | About

Katrina Flory

Katrina Flory is an accomplished IT professional with extensive experience in State government. As the state chief information officer (CIO) and assistant director of DAS, she oversees the DAS Office of Information Technology and sets the IT direction for the State of Ohio.

State CIO Flory is an original architect and leader of two transformational Ohio IT Initiatives, the now completed IT Optimization effort and the ongoing IT Innovation initiative. IT Optimization provided the standardization necessary to drive economies of scale through infrastructure consolidation (server, storage, mainframe, and network). The next step, IT innovation, streamlines and modernizes State IT through a focus on digital experience, data analytics, enterprise shared services, on premise or in public clouds, and collaboration.

In her roles as State CIO, Flory is committed to delivering IT services and solutions that will support state agencies, boards and commissions in their efforts to provide vital services to Ohioans. The use of state technology assets to increase the well-being of Ohioans and their health, property, security, livelihood, and prosperity is essential.

Prior to becoming State CIO, Katrina Flory served in the deputy state CIO role for approximately 10 years. She led efforts to establish DAS OIT strategic direction and oversaw enterprise shared service operations such as the Ohio Administrative Knowledge System (OAKS), InnovateOhio Platform, Ohio Business Gateway (OBG), and the eLicense system.

Since joining DAS in 2000, she has been directly involved in driving the technology agendas of four Governors and seven State CIOs. Before her service at DAS, State CIO Flory was with the Ohio Department of Taxation and Franklin County.

State CIO Flory has a Bachelor of Arts from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.