Lon Laffey is currently the Chief Information Officer at the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH). The IDPH serves the citizens of Iowa by promoting and protecting the health of Iowans. He has over thirty years in the Information Technology field having served as the Associate Vice President of Application Development at a Health Insurance company prior to coming to the State of Iowa. He was also a Project Manager, Systems Analyst and Developer during his career. He currently also serves as the Co-Chair of the Iowa Technology Coordination Committee and the Iowa Technology Executive Committee. These committees provide coordination and governance of IT initiatives across the State Executive Branch Agencies. He was involved in mergers and acquisitions, large process improvement initiatives and organizational reorganization and change. He is a strong supporter of automation, standardization and process improvement.