About Us

The Office of Information Technology (OIT) was formed through the passage of Senate Bill 117, and was signed into law on May 21, 2013. As enacted, Act 2013-68 also established the position of Secretary of Information Technology— the first time in Alabama’s history that a cabinet-level position was created specifically for Information Technology (IT). In April 2013, L. Brunson White was appointed as Alabama’s first Secretary of Information Technology. After over two years of service, L. Brunson White resigned from the state. The OIT has welcomed Joanne Hale, Ph.D. as the Acting Secretary of Information Technology. Secretary Hale will continue the work of former Secretary White to improve efficiency of information technology statewide.

OIT focuses on three primary mandates: IT Strategic Planning , IT Governance, and IT Resource Utilization.


OIT Leadership Team


 Dr. Joanne Hale
Dr. Joanne Hale
Secretary of Information Technology

Cheri Martin
Deputy Secretary of Information Technology
Mason L. Tanaka
Chief Information Security Officer
Jim Purcell
Chief Operations Officer of Information Technology
Mallory Anderson
Executive Assistant, Secretary of Information Technology


Organizational Structure