Richard McKinney is the CIO at the Department of Transportation. He served most recently as a Senior Fellow for the Center for Digital Government. From 2005 to 2011, he was the Government Technology Advisor for Microsoft’s State and Local Government division. Richard served from 1999 to 2005 as CIO for the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, a consolidated city/county government. In Nashville, Richard led the Department of Information Technology Services from a “last place” ranking in the 1999 Governing Magazine “Grading the Cities” survey to a top 10 finish in the Center for Digital Government annual “Digital Cities” survey starting in 2003. Nashville remained in the top 10ranking for six straight years.