Michael Hussey was appointed Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the Department of Technology Services in October 2015. He has been with the Department of Technology Services since 2006.
Hussey started his IT career while attending the University of Utah working in the Marriott Library as a help desk assistant providing support to patrons of the computer lab. As computer technologies advanced, so did the opportunities within the library and he was promoted to network manager. While network manager, Hussey created the largest CD-ROM database network in the nation, which was crucial to the university’s research purposes.
In 1995 Michael was hired in the Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget working as an integral member of the IT team serving the technology needs of Governor Leavitt. While in the office, he managed the network servers, email servers, routers and switches, and provided desktop support services. In partnership with legislative IT staff, he helped develop a solution to stream the audio from the house and senate floors to the internet.
In 2002, Hussey was part of the team which designed, developed and implemented a critical software application and statewide database for the Lt. Governor’s Office upon congressional mandate. Congress passed the Help America Vote Act (HAVA), which required states to have a centralized voter database.
In 2013, Hussey received the Governor’s Award for Excellence for Outstanding Public Service.
Hussey attended Brigham Young University and the University of Utah. He completed numerous technology courses and received certificates in network administration during his time in the IT industry.
Hussey was born in West Covina, California and moved to Utah with his family at the age of 15. He and his wife, Cammie, are the parents of five children: McKay, Sara, Brooke, Parker and Annaliese. Hussey has a passion for learning and enjoys staying current on emerging technologies. He also enjoys playing county rec. slowpitch softball and is a loyal University of Utah sports fan.