Stephen Wetzel is the Chief Information Officer (CIO) of Maricopa County.  Stephen has over 20 years of experience in a broad range of information technology areas, in both public and private sectors.  His specific areas of interest include IT strategy, business intelligence, information security, and global network infrastructure.  Stephen has been a presenter at national conferences and workshops including events sponsored by ComputerWorld, National Association of Counties (NACo), Cisco Systems, Microsoft Business Intelligence (BI) solutions, and Gartner BI, just to name a few.  He is an advisory board member for several post-secondary academic institutions to help influence the direction of Information Technology education.  Stephen has degrees from Phoenix College and Northern Arizona University, and holds an advanced degree in security management from Webster University.  He has achieved numerous industry certifications, including ITIL Foundations Version 3.  Stephen has also received various professional awards, such as the Microsoft BI Pioneer Award.  Under Stephen’s leadership, organizational excellence has been acknowledged through Maricopa County winning NACo Achievement and Arizona Quality Alliance Awards.  Stephen is married to his wife Nancy for 30 years and they have eleven wonderful children.