With over three decades of experience in designing and managing information management technology programs and people, Hank Kaylor offers a distinctive blend of leadership, vision, and exceptional knowledge of people & communication technology within this industry. He is presently serving as the Director of Hosting Services, for the State of North Carolina’s Department of Information Technology for the past five plus years, improving risk management programs, enhancing state data centers capabilities, and promoting budget constraints against the rising costs of information technology programs.
Hank has been actively engaged with IT Infrastructure since its inception, providing functional, innovative, and timely deliverables for; data centers, deployment of distributed networks and systems, expending radio networks, integrating of the communications grids and programs for federal, state and local communication systems & programs worth over $200M. The development of strategy and resourcing plans for IT personnel and programs from conceptional ideals to working assets. These deliverables include the development of future IT budgets, development of personnel programs to support these new and emerging programs, to include future sustainment of the programs by applying life cycle methodology to minimize long-term loss of IT capital investments.
His experiences include over 26 years of Air Force Reserves Aviation Crew Chief and Army Infantry, Chemical, Operations and Signal (Communications/IT) Officer assignments. Additional experiences include Department of Army Civilian managing National Guard Bureau’s data center and over ten years in IT Management for State of Massachusetts & North Carolina. He has an MBA/IT degree from American Public University and BBA in accounting from University of Massachusetts. He is a graduate from the Army’s Command & General Staff College to include Army’s CISSP certification. He also graduated from Air Forces Crew Chief training school. He has retired from the Army as a Lieutenant Colonel. Currently, Hank supports the State of North Carolina and was recently assigned to the Governor’s EO-80 Climate project as the IT Representative.