Office of Enterprise Technology
OET provides enterprise infrastructure and application support that allows the County to effectively operate on a daily basis. OET also provides IT consulting as a trusted advisor to over 30 County departments.
- Information Security
- Enterprise Application & Database Management
- Enterprise Infrastructure Management
- IT Advisor to County Departments
- Innovation Leadership
- Customer Support
- Desktop Support
- Public Safety Radio
Our professional staff partner with County Departments to provide innovative, reliable, and secure services and solutions that create business value for each Department and to support their delivery of quality service to customers of Maricopa County.
Richard McHattieChief Information Officer
Richard McHattie is the Chief Information Officer for Maricopa County, the 4th largest County in the Country. Richard leads a talented team of over 200 professionals supporting technology and innovation for over 50 County departments. His passion is leveraging newer and emerging technologies to enable business to transform their service delivery and Customer Experience.
Richard has over 15 years of experience in technology in the public sector and has been recognized nationally for his focus on innovation, including a Futuredge50 Award, GovX Future Ready Award, ORBIE Finalist for Public Sector, and GoldenGov County Executive of the Year 2020.
Prior to joining Maricopa County in 2005, Richard was a business development executive in the energy industry developing large-scale energy projects including energy efficiency upgrades and complex cogeneration projects for manufacturing and large industrial customers.
Richard started his career as an entrepreneur, helping to establish and grow an RFID based pet recovery system utilizing implantable microchips for the identification and recovery of companion animals.
Lester GodseyChief Information Security Officer
Lester Godsey is the Chief Information Security Officer for Maricopa County, leading all cybersecurity and data privacy efforts for the organization.
Prior to Maricopa County, Lester was the CISO/CPO for the City of Mesa, AZ. With over 25 years of higher education and local government IT experience, Lester has spoken at local, state and national conferences on topics ranging from telecommunications to project management to cybersecurity and data. Lester has taught at the collegiate level for over 12 years in the areas of technology, business and project management. The author of numerous trade journal and online magazine articles, he is CISM (Certified Information Security Manager) and PMP (Project Management Professional) certified. He holds a BA in Music and a MS in Technology, both from Arizona State University.
As one of Government Technology’s 2021 ‘Top 25 Doers, Dreamers & Drivers’, he is currently focused on the impact of social media from a cyber and kinetic security perspective.
Erick LaoDirector of Customer Engagement and WorkspaceErick is the Director of Customer Engagement and Workspace, leading the Office of Enterprise Technology’s (OET) Desktop, Customer Service Center and Service Management division. With over 22 years in IT Operations and Delivery, Program and Transition Management, Erick is an ITIL certified technology leader that drives continuous improvement, exceptional results and performance. Erick has managed global IT operations in large scale infrastructure environments with an emphasis on innovative solutions, business value and exemplary delivery. His diverse background includes working in consulting, financial, logistics and healthcare sectors. He holds a BS Computer Science from Arizona State University along with a Masters in Business Administration and is HDI, Six Sigma, ITIL and MCP certified.
Kevin LaValleeDirector, Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Kevin is the GIS Director. He leads the Geographic Information Systems(GIS) Division. His 28 year career with Maricopa County began as a GIS intern for the Flood Control District in 1993. He has seen GIS’ support grow from just a few County Departments to now being used daily by 15+ agencies. Over the years the GIS Division has won numerous, including NACO awards as well as ESRI ‘Special Achievement in GIS’ awards for the new and innovative solutions that have helped Maricopa County succeed. Kevin holds a BS in Geography from Arizona State University.
Kevin WestoverActing Director of Business Engagement and Innovation for the Office of Enterprise Technology
Kevin is the Acting Director of Business Engagement and Innovation for the Office of Enterprise Technology. Kevin is an experienced, energetic, and accomplished information technology professional who has nearly 30 years of experience in technology operations, infrastructure, leadership, and customer service. His passion, both personally and professionally, is to better yesterday through dedicated effort that brings tangible results. A native Phoenician and graduate of Arizona State University has fostered meaningful ties to the community served by Maricopa County. He is the recipient of technology service awards and recognition for years of dedicated service.
Michael MillerDirector, Administration and PMOMichael is the Director of Administration leading the Finance, Project Management Office, Human Resources, and Communications areas. He joined Maricopa County in October 2017 with over 30 years of IT Management experience in both the public and private sectors. As a former consultant, Michael has worked with the City of New York, Los Angeles County, and State of Arizona. Michael is an accomplished leader focusing on quality, customer satisfaction, communication, repeatable processes, and consistency.
Shea McGrewChief Technology Officer
Shea is the Chief Technology Officer for the Office of Enterprise Technology (OET). She focuses on Enterprise Architecture, Disaster Recovery, Business Continuity, and Wireless Radio. Before the CTO role, Shea was Director of Enterprise Infrastructure, Operations, and Cloud services for OET. She is an experienced technology leader with over 20 years in technology, from engineering to executive roles. She holds a Master's in Business Administration with an emphasis on Enterprise Technology and is CISSP certified.
Steven GrossDirector, Enterprise Infrastructure and Operations
Steve leads Infrastructure and Operation Services for OET’s data, voice and video services, as well as for cloud, compute and storage. Steve has over 35 years’ experience supporting large global enterprise environments. Steve came up through the engineering ranks building data centers and larger enterprise networks for companies like Exxon, Cisco Systems, American Express, and Honeywell. Steve has been in an executive leadership role for the last 12 years. Steve is a highly motivated leader skilled at collaborating and building relationships with business stakeholders and strategic partners to drive positive business outcomes for defined objectives and key results.
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