Executive Leadership

Executive Branch Chief Information Technology Officer

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DeAngela Burns-Wallace, Ed.D.
Chief Information Technology Officer

Prior to her appointment by Governor Laura Kelly, Dr. DeAngela Burns-Wallace served as the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies at the University of Kansas.

Dr. Burns-Wallace began her career as a Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State. She served Foreign Service tours in Guangzhou and Beijing, China; Pretoria, South Africa; and in Washington D.C. She also is trained in French and Mandarin Chinese.

Dr. Burns-Wallace has been selected for various leadership opportunities, awards and honors throughout her higher education and government career including being selected for the 2019 Leadership Kansas cohort, the 2013-14 American Council on Education Emerging Leaders Fellowship, the University Innovation Alliance as a campus leader and the 2018 White House Champions of Change College Opportunity. She also earned a Superior Honor and three Meritorious Honor awards from the U.S. State Department.

In her work over the last few years, she has delivered various keynotes and training around the country including a presentation at SXSW EDU on Utilizing Predictive Analytics and her 2018 “Ed Talk” entitled The Hidden Shame of Higher Education Administrators – Productivity. Dr. Burns-Wallace serves as a national trainer and curriculum developer for various national professional development organizations, non-profits and higher education institutions on such issues as micro-aggressions, multi-generational workplace differences, diversity and inclusion, change management, professional development pathways and strategic planning.

Service is also a cornerstone of her journey. Dr. Burns-Wallace was elected to the Stanford University Board of Trustees in 2020, and she previously has held board roles in numerous local, regional and national organizations such as Stanford University’s Board of Governors, the College Board, Heart of Missouri United Way and St. Louis Graduates. She also has served on national and international selection committees including Gates Millennium Scholars, Dell Foundation Scholars, and Rhodes, Marshall and Fulbright fellowships. She is an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Sorority Inc., a globally-impactful organization committed to servant-leadership in their communities.

Dr. Burns-Wallace holds a dual bachelor’s degree in international relations and African American studies from Stanford University, a Master in Public Affairs from the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and a doctorate in education from the University of Pennsylvania. Her research focuses on issues of access and success for students of color and low-income students throughout higher education as well as equity-minded leadership. Dr. Burns-Wallace holds a courtesy associate professor appointment in KU’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies in the School of Education, as well as the Department of African and African-American Studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Additionally, she holds faculty appoints at the University of Southern California and the University of Missouri.

She is originally from Kansas City, Missouri, and is the proud mother to son Xavier.

 

Office of Information Technology Services

Susan Hammons
Chief Operating Officer (COO)

 

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Shelia Johnson
Chief Experience Officer (CXO)

 

Chief Information Technology Architect (Interim)

 

Tanya Rodriguez-Heffel

Tanya Rodriguez-Heffel
Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

Appointed Chief Technology Officer for the State of Kansas in July 2021, Tanya
plays an integral role in the strategic direction, development, and evolution of our
state’s digital strategy across all technology stacks including information security and privacy. Tanya is committed to working across state agencies to provide technology solutions that will help Kansas position as an innovation leader.

Tanya’s extensive experience in the private sector includes Director of Technical Operations & Client Services for Georgetown University Law Center where she was the Director of Technical Operations, Client Services and Access Identity. In that role, she re-engineered operational, technical and support processes and platforms to deliver enhanced technology solutions and customer service to faculty, staff, and students.

Tanya also served as the subject matter expert for Technology and Security issues and initiatives for the Georgetown University Law Center. Prior to her time at Georgetown, Tanya served as CISO with SecureIT, as well as the Senior Director of Monster Government Solutions. At each of these organizations, Tanya has improved processes and responded to the needs of her customers.

 

Kansas Information Security Office

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Jeff Maxon
Chief Information Security Officer

Jeff Maxon was appointed CISO in July of 2020 after serving the state for more than 10 years. His intimate  knowledge of the systems and history is invaluable to the security of the state’s most valuable assets. He  is dedicated and enthusiastic about the key role the Kansas Information Security Office (KISO) plays in the security and service of Kansas citizens and their government. Maxon currently serves on the state’s Information Technology Security Council, reporting to  ITEC. He holds licenses and professional certifications, including Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), and Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK). In addition Maxon serves as a Cyber Systems Operations Craftsman for the Kansas Air National Guard. He holds a Master of Science in Information Assurance and Cybersecurity from Capella University and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Science from Washburn University.

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Cabinet Agencies

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Glen Yancey

Department of Health & Environment

 

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Andy Sandberg

Department of Revenue

 

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Harold Sass

Department of Corrections

 

 

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Kelly Johnson

Department of Labor

 

 

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Jeff Neal

Department of Transportation

 

 

 

Jason Dickson

Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism

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Jim Haugh

Department of Commerce

 

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Jamie Holley 

Kansas Highway Patrol

 

 

 

 

Shawn Lane 

Department of Agriculture

 

 

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Jason Koehn

Department for Children & Families
Department for Aging & Disability Services

 

 

 

 

  

Josh White

Department of Administration

Non-Cabinet Agencies

Kim Mason

Board of Indigents' Defense Services

 

Eric Rohleder

Commission on Veterans Affairs

 

Adrian Guerrero

Board of Nursing

 

John Cahill

Kansas Public Employees Retirement System

 

James Kennedy

Emergency Medical Services Board

 

Todd Reinert

Kansas Corporation Commission

 

Rodney Tibbits

Kansas State Gaming Agency

 

Matt Hodges

Office of the State Bank Commissioner

 

Todd Standeford

Board of Healing Arts

 

Darren Dreier

Kansas Lottery

 

Matt Veatch

Kansas State Historical Society

 

Regent Institutions

Cory Falldine

Emporia State University

 

Angela Neria

Pittsburg State University

 

Toney Flack

Wichita State University

Mark Griffin

Fort Hays State University

 

Mary Walsh

University of Kansas

Gary Pratt

Kansas State University

 

Dr. David Antonacci

University of Kansas Medical Center

Kansas Information Security Office