Company: CA Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
Title: Director, Enterprise Information Services
Russ Nichols has served as the Director of the Enterprise Information Services Division within the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation since January 2015. Prior to that, Russ was the Director of the CDCR Strategic Offender Management Systems’ Program. Russ has nearly 10 years working for CDCR. As the Department’s Agency Information Officer, Russ is responsible for the technology solutions provided throughout CDCR and the more than 640 Information Technology employees who create and support those solutions.
Russ’ California State government career spans twenty-eight years and includes positions with the State Controller’s Office, the California Employment Development Department, and the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. Russ earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from California State University, Sacramento, served in the United States Marine Corps, is married, has two children and is a private pilot who enjoys flying remote control aircraft.