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Poplin named to board

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Dr. Gerald W. Poplin, of Albemarle, was recently appointed to the N.C. Information Technology Strategy Board by North Carolina Speaker of the House Tim Moore.

Dr. Gerald Poplin

Established in 2019 by the N.C. General Assembly, the Information Technology Strategy Board will play a role in defining and planning North Carolina’s enterprise IT technology projects, advising on the prioritization of those projects and identifying areas where funding adjustments might be needed.

The board will utilize industry best practices to guide the State Information Technology Plan.

The state chief information officer, Eric Boyette, serves as chair of the 12-person board, which also includes six North Carolina citizens — with backgrounds and familiarity with business system technology, information systems, or telecommunications — who are appointed by the governor and leadership of the N.C. General Assembly.

Other members include the state budget officer, president of the University of North Carolina, president of the N.C. Community College System and secretary of administration. The state auditor also serves on the board as a non-voting member.

The board’s first meeting is scheduled for March 6 at the NC DIT building in Raleigh.