State of Alabama CIO/Secretary of Information Technology
Office of Information Technology, State of Alabama
Daniel Urquhart serves on Alabama Governor Kay Ivey’s Cabinet as Secretary of the State of Alabama Office of Information Technology (OIT). First formed through the passage of Senate Bill 117 and signed into law on May 21, 2013, OIT is responsible for the strategic planning, governance, and resource utilization of all IT for the state.
Prior to his appointment by Governor Ivey to lead the agency on July 1, 2023, Secretary Urquhart served the State of Alabama for more than two decades and spent the past three years as Deputy Secretary of OIT.
Before joining OIT in 2020, Secretary Urquhart served as the CIO for the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) where he played a vital role in working with industry partners to design, build, and implement a state-of-the-art criminal justice network that exceeded regulatory compliance requirements.
The first fifteen years of Secretary Urquhart’s professional career were spent in the private sector. He held various technical and leadership positions in the banking and finance, drug/medical wholesale, childcare services, restaurant concepts, and consulting industries where he led and implemented various business and decision-making systems and platforms.
Secretary Urquhart attended Auburn University at Montgomery where he earned a BSBA in Management Information Systems.