Acting Department of Administration Cabinet Secretary Ross Taylor today that Susannah Carpenter will serve as interim chief technology officer for the state of West Virginia, effective Monday, March 26.
In this capacity, Carpenter will direct more than 200 employees of the Office of Technology and work with management, information technology teams and external partners in overseeing the state’s information technology efforts.
A Certified Public Accountant, Carpenter served as assistant to the comptroller for the West Virginia Department of Administration - Division of Finance and as a research manager for the state Legislative Auditor’s office. Her previous experience also includes serving as a senior accountant for a private auditing and consulting firm. She earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Va.
Carpenter is the interim replacement for former Chief Technology Officer Kyle Schafer, who resigned from this position effective March 9, 2012. A search is underway for a permanent chief technology officer.