Robert von Wolffradt named Iowa Chief Information Officer

May 02, 2012

Gov. Branstad today announced that Robert S. von Wolffradt has been appointed to serve as the state of Iowa’s Chief Information Officer.

Von Wolffradt, 55, was most recently the Chief Information Officer for the state of Wyoming, where he installed the first cloud email system of any state in the nation. Additionally, von Wolffradt planned and implemented IT consolidation through improved technology, and the combining of programs and services.

“Robert is exactly the right person to lead our efforts to improve state government’s efficiency and effectiveness through technology,” said Branstad. “Robert’s qualifications are second-to-none, and Iowa is fortunate to have such a forward-thinking talent in this pivotal position.”

Von Wolffradt looks forward to the opportunity for state government to better serve Iowans through efficient technology.

“I look forward to putting in place business objectives and lead people and teams to achieve more than they thought possible,” said von Wolffradt. “I will bring a background of delivering business improvements, operational performance, efficiency and customer service to the citizens of Iowa through our initiatives in state government.”

Prior to his time in Wyoming, von Wolffradt was Director of Informational Services in Snohomish County, Washington, was COO of in Bellevue, WA and served in the United States Air Force, achieving rank of Chief Master Sergeant.

Von Wolffradt has an M.A. in Computer Resources & Information Management from Webster University in St. Louis, MO, and a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Maryland in College Park.

He and his wife Ginger will reside in Des Moines. They have two grown children.