Office of Enterprise Technology Executive Leadership
David L. Stevens
| Chief Information Officer
Mr. David L. Stevens currently serves as the Chief Information Officer for Maricopa County, AZ – the fourth largest County in the Nation by population and over 9,200 square miles in size; it is larger than 23 States by population. Mr. Stevens was selected as a 2015 Premier 100 Leader by ComputerWorld for his demonstrated leadership and strategic vision to meet the needs of technology and business. Mr. Stevens is passionate about relational capital, earning trust, building excellent teams and delivering technology that impacts the business. He has presented at national conferences and is published in a variety of magazines, as well as serving on a number of advisory boards and committees. Most recently, he was appointed to the National Association of Counties (NACo) Telecommunications & Technology Steering Committee, as well as the Information Technology Standing Committee, and subcommittees on Cyber Security and Geospatial Information Services. Mr. Stevens is also proud to have served in the United States Army as a Military Police Officer where he was involved in many significant operations, police training, and protecting our great nation. Additionally, Mr. Stevens was appointed by Janice K. Brewer, Governor of the State of Arizona, to the Commission on Judicial Conduct in December of 2013 and Confirmed by the full Senate in April of 2014 – the Commission is based on Article 6.1 of the Arizona Constitution and acts on complaints alleging one or more judges have engaged in judicial misconduct in a particular case or circumstance. Mr. Stevens has also worked with the Judiciary and groups like NCSC, NACM, and CITOC in previous roles. He was also appointed by Governor Brewer to the Information Technology Authorization Committee (ITAC) in December of 2013. This assemblage brings together a statewide view of IT that can help policymakers and the public understand the challenges and opportunities facing IT professionals in public service. ITAC’s fundamental goal is to maximize the benefits derived from the public investment in computer systems, software and applications, and to minimize the risk of failure in applications development and implementation. Lastly, Mr. Stevens is serving a two year term as chairman of the Technology Advisory Group of the Maricopa County Association of Governments (MAG), which includes 27 cities. The Technology Advisory Group is made up of City CIOs across Maricopa County. Mr. Stevens has had the honor and privilege to receive various professional awards and recognition for his leadership and innovations across business and information technology initiatives – he credits this to the amazing people he has had the honor to work with past and present.
Prior to his selection and appointment as the CIO, Mr. Stevens was the Deputy CIO for Maricopa County. Prior to this, he spent five years as the CIO for the Judicial Branch of Arizona in Maricopa County where he worked closely with state and local government agencies - especially the Arizona Supreme Court where he served on several statewide committees. During his time as the CIO with the Judicial Branch, Mr. Stevens worked with Courts across the Nation as a board member of CITOC and member of NACM. Additionally, he collaborated with the National Center for State Courts (NCSC) and his innovative work in the Judiciary was recognized by NACo, NACM, NCSC, and CIO Magazine.
Mr. Stevens enjoys running, hiking, landscape photography, golf, and volunteering his time in support of the community; especially the homeless through his work with the Phoenix Rescue Mission, Habitat for Humanity, and the local church.
Kevin Westover | Deputy Chief Information Officer
Kevin Westover is the Deputy Chief Information Officer (DCIO) for Maricopa County. He leads the Office of Enterprise Technology’s (OET) Infrastructure and Communications Technologies division, which includes Infrastructure Project Management, Data Networking, Voice Networking, Enterprise Data Center Services, and Wireless/Radio Systems. Prior to his appointment as Deputy CIO, Kevin functioned as the Director of Enterprise Data Center Services within OET. Before joining OET, Kevin spent seventeen years within the technology department for the Judicial Branch of Arizona in Maricopa County as the Deputy CIO among several other technical and leadership positions.
Kevin is the recipient of numerous awards for leadership and service delivery, including an award as the Co-Chair for the Technology Committee that contributed to advanced and innovative technologies employed within the County’s South Court Tower. He is known as being driven towards excellence, outstanding customer service, and for meeting strategic objectives.
In his personal life, Kevin is passionately driven by family, faith, and extreme outdoor adventure.
| Deputy Chief Information Officer
Sandip Dholakia is the Deputy Chief Information Officer (DCIO) for Maricopa County. He leads the Office of Enterprise Technology’s (OET) Advanced Services division, which includes Applications Development/Support and Business Analysis. Prior to his appointment as Deputy CIO, Sandip served as Technology Director for the Maricopa County Regional Development Services Agency (RDSA). Preceding his tenure at Maricopa County, Sandip spent 13 years with a multinational semiconductor chip manufacturing corporation.
Sandip is the recipient of numerous honors for achieving Operational Excellence aligning the strategic goals between Business Units and Technology teams and building the organizational structure required to successfully deliver enterprise Finance, Budget, Regulatory, and Human Resource (HR) technology solutions with fiscal prudence.
| Director of Strategic Planning and Business Alignment
Rich has spent the past seven years as Deputy Director of Strategic Planning and Information Technology for the Clerk of the Superior Court in Maricopa County. In this role, Rich developed the Clerk’s strategic plan and created a project qualification methodology to assess and prioritize major initiatives and projects, and align those with the priorities and goals identified in the strategic plan. Additionally, Rich implemented a Project Management Office to ensure the strategic development and implementation of prioritized automation projects.
Prior to the Clerk’s Office, Rich spent eight years as a regional business development manager in the electric utility industry developing large scale capital projects for several vertical markets, including government and education. Early in his career, Rich helped to launch a private company, operating in the U.S. and Canada, marketing an identification and recovery system for companion animals utilizing implantable microchip technology. Rich has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Management from Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
| Chief Information Security Officer
Michael Echols is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for Maricopa County – prior to his appointment as the CISO, Michael was a Security Consultant to a number of fortune 500 companies, providing strategic advisory security and risk management consulting services. Michael’s career began as a systems and network administrator; foundational skills that can be attributed to his success in the information security field. He has more recently implemented risk management frameworks designed to create situational awareness, which provides organizational leadership with the ability to make good risk based decisions.
Michael is recognized as a speaker at security events and a number of conferences, on a wide range of information security topics. He is a known Subject Matter Expert in the power utility industry and is the author of various publications and a book on topics related to Smart Grid Security and Critical Infrastructure Protection.
Michael enjoys time with friends and family, especially with his wife, daughter and son. He also maintains a great appreciation for sports, travel, and teaching.
| Geographic Information Officer
David Moss is the Geographic Information Officer for Maricopa County. David joined Maricopa County in June 2014, relocating from Houston, Texas. David has over 12 years of GIS experience in various disciplines such as Public Works, Land Surveying, Emergency Management, and Land Records. As the former GIS Manager with Harris County, Texas, one of the largest Appraisal Districts in the country, he led his team to implement numerous innovative methods and procedures using GIS.
He is a member of the Geospatial Information and Technology Association (GITA) and the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA). Both organizations promote the use of GIS to solve challenges faced by government agencies. David is an enthusiastic public speaker who has shared his knowledge through presentations at the ESRI International User, Pictometry Future View, and GIS/CAMA Technologies conferences. In addition, he is passionate about the advancement of GIS within the area communities.
David enjoys spending time with his family and playing basketball.
301 South 4th Avenue, Suite 200
Phoenix, AZ 85003