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Veteran public service leader joins CITI team with over three decades of expertise

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Kirk Lonbom Creative Information Technology Inc. (CITI) is pleased to announce that Kirk Lonbom, former Chief Information Officer for the State of Illinois, has joined CITI as Vice President and Chief Information Officer for CITI’s State and Local business practice.

Kirk will support the vision and mission of CITI by driving the delivery of innovation, best-in-class products and impeccable information technology services to state and local government nationwide. Backed by the experience of thirty-eight years of public service in state and local government, Kirk will align CITI products and services to best meet the needs of government, focusing on the key mission of protecting and improving the lives of our most vulnerable citizens, our children. In addition, Kirk brings his cybersecurity experience from being the first enterprise Chief Information Security Officer for the State of Illinois to CITI, and will continue to deliver on his passion to help protect state and local government, and the citizens they serve, from the threats posed by cyberattack.

As the former Secretary of the Illinois Department of Innovation & Technology and State CIO, Kirk provided the vision, developed the strategy, and executed both digital and organizational transformation in Illinois. Kirk modernized the technology and unified a workforce of 1,500 IT employees to establish an enterprise-level organization responsible for delivering the entire stack of IT services to 45 agencies and 50,000 state employees. Kirk’s passion for public service, leadership, better government, and working to ensure our citizens are protected and served is a great compliment to CITI and we are pleased to welcome him into our family.

Kirk joins a passionate team of incredibly talented and certified technologists, subject matter experts and business leaders at CITI who share a common vision to utilize innovative technology to improve business and government outcomes, including safety, permanency and wellbeing for our children, cybersecurity for our nation, more effective and efficient government and economic success for our businesses. Look for more exciting news from Kirk and the dedicated men and women at CITI who are truly changing the technology landscape by delivering more innovative solutions faster, in a much more cost-effective way to satisfied customers across business and government verticals.