Rich Kliethermes

Missouri appoints new permanent CIO


Mike Cheles replaces Rich Kliethermes, who had led the state's information technology operations on an acting basis since 2015.

Partnerships, identity crafting can aid state government workforce woes


State government doesn't have a "cool" reputation, but technology leaders say they have found success hiring new employees through new partnerships and rebranding efforts.

Missouri senator calls for IT consolidation, chief innovation officer role


The state needs fresh ideas, says Sen. Jamilah Nasheed.

Elections, retirements bring in new state CIOs in 2015


In a tumultuous year for state information technology, more than 20 states welcomed new CIOs due to changes from elections, retirements or resignations.

CIO shuffle: Tim Robyn steps down as Missouri's CIO


After nearly three years as the CIO for Missouri, Tim Robyn is leaving state government. He will be replaced by state IT veteran Rich Kliethermes.