Cheri Martin, Deputy Secretary of Information Technology
Cheri Martin has over thirty years of Information Technology experience with the State of Alabama. Starting as a Programmer for
State Personnel, she moved to different agencies over her career where she assumed increasingly responsible roles. She was selected
as the state’s Lead Analyst for the implementation of the first state purchasing system in 1989, and served as the System Manager
before moving on to manage the state payroll/personnel system. She worked in the Department of Human Resources as the Deputy
Director of Systems Development and IT Planning, before being appointed CIO of the Department of Human Resources. A position she
held for seven years.
When the Office of information Technology was formed in 2013, Cheri was selected by the newly appointed Secretary of Information
Technology as his Deputy Secretary. With the variety and depth of state government experience that Ms. Martin brings to OIT, she
is uniquely qualified to help address the many challenges facing the state’s technology leaders. Cheri is leading a workgroup to
address issues with IT human capital management, which was identified as one of the most pressing problems facing state technology
organizations. She is also directing the development of state IT Project Governance policy, standards and guidelines which will
give the Secretary of Information Technology the ability to monitor and provide guidance on the major IT initiatives in the state.
Ms. Martin earned a BS in Mathematics and an MBA from Auburn University at Montgomery.