Gov. Bob McDonnell appointed Chesterfield Republican Del. Sam Nixon today as chief information officer of the Virginia Information Technology Agency.
Nixon, a delegate since 1994, is a senior consultant for CapTech Ventures, and long has been regarded as among the savviest legislators on technological matters.
Rumors that he would be named to head the agency circulated immediately after the General Assembly approved the restrcuturing of VITA requested by McDonnell. A release describing Nixon’s background and the governor’s vision for the agency is here. McDonnell explained the restructuring in this release.