Doug Robinson
Executive Director National Association of State Chief Information Officers

Robinson serves as Executive Director for the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO). Representing state CIOs and information technology executives, NASCIO is the premier network and resource for state CIOs and an advocate for information technology (IT) at all levels of government. NASCIO provides state CIOs and members with products and services designed to support the challenging role of the state CIO, stimulate the exchange of information and promote the adoption of IT best practices and innovations.  Doug is responsible for the overall executive leadership of the association including strategic plan and policy execution, government affairs, strategic alliances, emerging issues and board and committee oversight.

Doug is a frequent speaker, panelist, author and recognized national expert representing state CIOs, NASCIO policy issues, priorities and trends in state government IT.  In addition, he represents NASCIO on several national boards, committees and advisory groups.  Notably, he is a longstanding member of the Executive Council for Information and Technology Management of the U.S. Government Accountability Office. Among his recognitions, Doug was recently elected a Fellow of the prestigious National Academy of Public Administration.  In 2006, he was named to Government Technology magazine’s top 25 Doers, Dreamers and Drivers in public sector information technology.  

His career spans over thirty-five years in public sector information technology including positions in state government, higher education and IT consulting.  Prior to joining NASCIO in 2004, he served as Executive Director in the Governor's Office for Technology, Commonwealth of Kentucky.  As a senior IT executive reporting to the state’s Chief Information Officer, he led IT strategic planning, enterprise architecture, policy and research initiatives for state government.  Specific areas of responsibility included advancing the enterprise architecture, electronic government, security policy, privacy issues and emerging technologies.  During this tenure, he served as the lead executive for numerous enterprise IT initiatives, major projects and business process improvement efforts. 

His previous leadership positions in state government include Executive Director of the Kentucky Information Resources Management Commission and Executive Director of the Kentucky Office of Geographic Information. For fifteen years, he served in a university public service role as a technology coordinator at NASA's Technology Applications Center at the University of Kentucky.

Doug holds a BA from Maryville College in Tennessee and a Master of Public Administration (MPA) with a concentration in science, technology and public policy from the University of Tennessee.