September 19, 2016
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Flint Waters has resigned as the Director of the Wyoming Department of Enterprise Technology Services and Chief Information Officer (CIO) for Wyoming to pursue a career with Google, effective September 23.
“Flint’s talent and leadership cannot be replaced,” said Governor Mead. “His work consolidating IT in state government, putting together the Unified Network and the team he built at ETS are all examples of how much he accomplished, not only to improve state government and our schools, but also to get Wyoming recognized nationally as a technology leader. I’m proud that Google recognized our Wyoming guy’s talent. He will be Google’s first Wyoming employee. Google clearly values ability and innovators. They landed an all-star.”
Mr. Waters worked for the Wyoming Department of Criminal Investigation (DCI) and a private software company prior to his appointment as CIO in April 2011. At DCI he designed software for use in identifying on-line child predators that is now widely used by law enforcement across the world.
"Serving Wyoming has been an immense honor,” said Mr. Waters. “Delivering Governor Mead’s vision for technology was a daunting task, but the state employees at ETS are a cut above and they have delivered. I will forever be grateful for their support and Governor Mead's faith in me as I move on to Google."