David Behen – Advisor
Washtenaw County, InfoReady, State of Michigan, La-Z-Boy
David Behen has held executive leadership roles in the private and public sector for over 20 years. In these roles, he has led award-winning information technology (IT) functions across the enterprise, aligning technology with the company’s business objectives.
Behen is currently the CIO for a publicly traded, $2BN retail/manufacturing company directing an award-winning IT and cybersecurity team.
Behen spent over six years as a cabinet member for Governor Rick Snyder as the Director of the Department of Technology, Management and Budget, and Chief Information Officer for the State of Michigan. There, he led a department that employed 2,800 associates with an annual operating budget of $1.4 billion. Under Behen’s direction, Michigan established itself as a national leader in the IT and cybersecurity arena.
Behen co-founded a software company, InfoReady, and served as a vice president and CIO of its parent company.
Behen holds several board and committee positions in professional and technology organizations. Behen frequently serves as a keynote speaker, expert panelist, and moderator for national and international audiences providing expertise on information technology, cybersecurity, data management and leadership.