George Coulter

Chief Information Officer of the Commonwealth of Virginia

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The Virginia Information Technology Investment Board appointed George F. Coulter as Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the Commonwealth of Virginia in August 2009. As CIO, Coulter is the leader of the Virginia Information Technologies Agency (VITA) and serves as the Senior Executive for all aspects of information technology (IT) for the Commonwealth of Virginia, including oversight of IT investments and the Virginia Information Technology Infrastructure Partnership, a $2.1 billion, 10-year public-private partnership that is modernizing IT infrastructure at 86 executive branch agencies.

Coulter brings to the Commonwealth more than 30 years of IT leadership experience, including executive positions with global companies in the areas of energy, banking and insurance, transportation, telecommunications, and food and beverage. Prior to his appointment as CIO, he was Chief Information Technology Officer for Solera Holdings, a global software and services firm for the automobile insurance claims processing industry.

From 2003 to 2007, he was CIO at AES, a Fortune 200 company based in Arlington, Va., with power utility operations in 28 countries on five continents, with the capacity to serve 100 million people worldwide. In that role, he transformed AES IT teams from 125 small- and medium-sized energy companies and nine global electric utility companies to an IT organization with a common IT infrastructure and applications platform.

Coulter has held global leadership positions with Cargill e-ventures Novopoint, CitiGroup and Pepsico. A resident of Purcellville, Va., Coulter holds a bachelor's degree from University of Southern California.