Edward Carr, Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities, has led information technology (IT) teams of various sizes throughout his over 30-year career with the State of Ohio. Ed has made improving employee engagement, customer service, and teamwork a core focus of his approach to leadership.
While having served the public at five state agencies, he has garnered a unique perspective and exposure to different leadership styles. Ed’s eight-year stint as an IT internal audit chief allowed him a look into the workings of nearly all cabinet-level state agency IT organizations, which has helped craft his own management style. Key to Ed’s approach is ensuring the business is in the driver’s seat for establishing priorities and improving the flexibility and adaptability of IT solutions to enable IT responsiveness.