Author - Kenneth D. Theis

As the CIO for the State of Michigan and Director for the Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget (DTMB), Mr. Theis heads an agency of nearly 2,500 employees providing quality, cost-effective business services through a fully-integrated information, communications and technology infused service organization. The department is responsible for the full range of information, technology, business and administrative services to Michigan’s citizens, businesses as well as the state’s 15 agencies, 55,000 state employees and retirees representing one out of every 18 Michigan citizens.
Kenneth came to the State of Michigan from the General Motors Corporation where he held several key business and leadership positions. He has extensive background in transforming business processes and developing successful teams to tackle the most complex projects. While at General Motors, his accomplishments included leading the systems implementation and IT reorganization of the sales and marketing functions within General Motors, which included the reorganization of six General Motors marketing divisions into one centralized sales and marketing organization.
Kenneth has been named to the “Premier 100” list by ComputerWorld magazine, placing him in the “Best in Class” as one of the top ten technology leaders in the country. In 1998, Ken received the General Motors Chairman’s Honors Award and he was also the recipient of the General Motors CIO Award in 1999.
During his tenure with state government, Kenneth served as the Director of the Michigan Department of Information Technology where he ushered in an era of technology fueled business solutions and budget friendly efficiencies. He also served as Deputy Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the Michigan Family Independence Agency (FIA), where he successfully implemented a statewide Child Support Enforcement System enabling the State to recover substantial federal penalties.


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