CARSON CITY – Gov. Jim Gibbons announced today the retirement of Information Technology Director Dan Stockwell after 47 years in the field, including 14 years with the state of Nevada.
“I consider Dan Stockwell a consummate professional and a good friend,” Gibbons said. “He can be proud of his service to the citizens of Nevada.”
“I would like to thank all of wonderful public service professionals I have worked with over the years with the State of Nevada,” Stockwell said. “We have truly laid the foundation for a bright future for our state.”
He began his career in the information and technologies field as data processing manager for the Nevada Air National Guard. Stockwell went on to establish a private business partnership with IBM Corp. and helped develop computer systems for the state’s hotels and casinos before moving to the state’s IT department.
To ensure a smooth transition at the Department of Information Technology (DoIT), Gibbons has appointed David Gustafson as acting director upon Stockwell’s departure. Gustafson is presently the agency’s deputy director. Gustafson has over 15 years of information technology experience and has worked for several Fortune 500 companies, including Microsoft.
Stockwell’s last day will be Dec. 10.