Gov. Cooper Names New Secretary for Department Information Technology

Repost of the Original article by WRAL TechWire. Photo credit: Tracy Doaks

RALEIGH — Governor Roy Cooper has selected Tracy Doaks as the next secretary of the Department of Information Technology. She replaces Eric Boyette, who is stepping down to take up a new position as secretary of the North Carolina Department of Transportation.

“Eric Boyette and Tracy Doaks have served our state with distinction throughout their careers, and I am pleased that they will continue working on behalf of all North Carolinians,” Cooper said in a release. “I thank Secretary Trogdon for his service to North Carolina and the Department of Transportation.”

Doaks joined the N.C. Department of Information Technology as chief deputy state chief information officer and chief services officer in November 2015. In this role, Doaks leads the Service Delivery Division and focuses her efforts on providing enterprise application and infrastructure services to state agencies, local governments, and universities across North Carolina. Doaks was named the North Carolina Tech Public CIO of the Year in 2018.

Prior to joining NCDIT, Doaks worked for Duke Medicine, where she served as the senior director of Service Delivery. Her primary responsibilities involved providing leadership and oversight in the execution and delivery of application and infrastructure services for all of the hospitals, clinics, School of Medicine and School of Nursing.

Doaks previously worked for the state of North Carolina as assistant secretary of IT and chief information officer for the N.C. Department of Revenue, where she led all aspects of strategic IT planning, implementation, operations, support and risk management. In addition, her past work experience also includes managing clinical informatics and analytics at Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina and developing systems at Accenture.

Doaks earned a Bachelor of Science in industrial engineering from North Carolina State University and then went on to earn her CIO certification from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Government. She is also certified as a project management professional. Additionally, Doaks received the 2016 Distinguished Alumnus Award from North Carolina State University’s Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering.

Besides serving as an advisory board member of MCNC, she serves on the board of the North Carolina Center for Public Policy and Research and also on N.C. State’s Computer Science Strategic Advisory Board.

The changes will go into effect at the end of February.