Daniel Urquhart has been tapped to lead the Alabama Office of Information Technology. He succeeds Marty Redden, who retired earlier this year after serving the state for 16 years.
“The state of Alabama is fortunate to have someone as uniquely qualified as Daniel Urquhart step up to lead OIT,” said Gov. Kay Ivey. “Daniel brings a wealth of high-level experience that I have no doubt will lead to even greater technological advancements and protections for the state of Alabama. He has big shoes to fill, but I have no doubt that he will hit the ground running and be an excellent addition to Team Ivey.”
Urquhart has served the state for more than two decades, including serving as the OIT’s deputy secretary where he was responsible for managing the state network and telephone systems, cybersecurity operations and administration of the email environment used by executive branch agencies, boards and commissions.
Prior to his role with OIT, he served 18 years with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency in various management roles.
“Secretary Redden has done a tremendous job with the agency during his tenure, and I plan to build on the success and vision of his leadership,” said Urquhart. “OIT is anchored by a highly skilled, technical workforce, and I am humbled to work with such dedicated people who provide services to state agencies, commissions, boards and the citizens of Alabama.”