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Home Local Maryland Government Announcement Originally published January 27, 2012

Comptroller Names New Information Technology Director



- Experienced State Employee to be New Director of the Technology Division -

Annapolis, Md. (January 27, 2012) – After an extensive, year-long search, Comptroller Peter Franchot today named a veteran employee as the new director of his Information Technology Division. Lavinia Lee, of Edgewater, will serve as of the director for the division which provides information technology (IT) services to the Comptroller's agency as well as operating the largest data center in state government, the Annapolis Data Center, which offers mainframe processing for many state agencies.

"I’m proud to announce Ms. Lee as my new information technology director. She has worked tirelessly and effectively for many years as the division’s deputy director, so moving into the senior management position was a natural progression in her career,” said Comptroller Franchot.

Lee has worked for the state of Maryland for 28 years. She started as a programmer analyst and has held various positions within the Comptroller’s Information Technology Division during her employment. Ms. Lee was asked to step into the role of acting IT director in April 2011, when the previous director retired.

Ms. Lee attended University of Maryland University College, Anne Arundel Community College.

Renee Kenney, of Annapolis will be taking over as deputy director of the Information Technology Division. Kenney has been with the Comptroller’s Office for one year as a director of internal audits. She previously worked in various positions for Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. She is a CPA and a Certified Information Systems Officer (CISA).