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Governor Bullock appoints new State Chief Information Officer

Bullock highlights the leadership and past agency CIO experience of Bottenfield as he takes the helm of Montana’s Information Systems

Helena, Mont. – Montana Governor Steve Bullock today announced he has appointed Tim Bottenfield to serve as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the State of Montana, replacing former CIO Ron Baldwin.


“Tim Bottenfield brings with him a wealth of information technology (IT) experience having served since 2011 as the CIO of the Department of Revenue,” said Governor Bullock. “I am looking forward to working with him to ensure that Montana continues to be a leader and utilize IT in secure, efficient and effective ways,” added Bullock.


“I am grateful to Governor Bullock and I look forward to serving Montana in this important role, said Bottenfield. “I don’t take this new responsibility lightly and am committed to ensuring the State of Montana remains a leader in the digital age, added Bottenfield.


Bottenfield has a career in Information Technology spanning decades. Prior to his most recent CIO role, he also spent 25 years working as the IT Manager for the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences at Auburn University in Alabama. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in forest management and a Master of Science degree in forest biometrics, both from Michigan Technological University.


Active in the community, Bottenfield also served as a Board of Directors member for local credit unions in Auburn and Helena. Additionally, he has also done IT consulting for various organizations in the United States, as well as internationally.


Bottenfield began his appointment as CIO on Monday, July 2, 2018.



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