Governor Names Zolnowsky to Lead BIT

Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced today that he will appoint David Zolnowsky of Madison, South Dakota, to be the next Commissioner of the state Bureau of Information and Telecommunications (BIT).

Zolnowsky is the Director of Computing Services and Chief Information Officer for Dakota State University (DSU), a position he has held since 1985. In that role, he led management of the university's computing infrastructure to stay on the cutting edge of technology education.  He has also worked closely with BIT in administering the K-12 Data Center, which provides information technology and email services to K-12 schools, state government, and state universities.

Zolnowsky worked in Pierre from 1973 to 1985 for the Department of Transportation, Unified Judicial System, Department of Health, and Information Processing Services Center.

Zolnowsky will replace former commissioner Dom Bianco, who left the position earlier this year in March.  Since March, Jim Edman has served as interim commissioner.  Edman will continue to serve BIT as the deputy commissioner.

On behalf of all BIT staff, we are looking forward to welcoming Zolnowsky to the organization later this summer.

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