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STEVE KOLODNEY, former CIO of the state of Washington, recently left a new private-sector job...to be CIO of the state of Washington again.

This wild ride began last June 30, when Kolodney, 57, resigned after a four-year stint with the state. During that time, Kolodney headed up Washington's Y2K remediation effort and built the government's "Access Washington" website. The state twice won the Progress and Freedom Foundation's "Digital State Award" for innovative use of technology. But with these accomplishments under his belt, Kolodney wanted a change, so he accepted a private-sector position as executive director of the Center for Digital Technology, a government CIO organization affiliated with Government Technology magazine.

Yet after just two months, Kolodney found himself longing for Olympia again. He missed state government. "It became clear to me that I can make a bigger contribution from inside the arena than outside," Kolodney told Governing magazine, a monthly state and local government journal published by Congressional Quarterly Inc. As soon as Washington Gov. Gary Locke got word that Kolodney might welcome his old job back, he quickly made him an offer -- which Kolodney quickly accepted.

In the brief time Kolodney was gone, state employees got a 3 percent raise. So, he not only got his old job back, he got more money too.

Who says you can't go home again?

"CIOs on the Go..."

Marty Chuck-Agilent Technologies
has signed on with Agilent Technologies of Palo Alto, Calif., as the company's first CIO; Agilent, a diversified technology company, is a spinoff of Hewlett-Packard; Chuck is a 15-year HP veteran
Eileen Gabriel-RCN Telecom Services
RCN Telecom Services, a Princeton, N.J.-based communications services vendor, has chosen Gabriel to be CIO; Gabriel's immediate challenges are to continue deployment of RCN's new convergent billing and operations support project
Andrew R. Guzman-Stockwalk.com Group
Stockwalk.com Group, a Minneapolis-based financial services company, has hired Guzman as executive VP and CIO/CTO; Guzman will bring his systems integration expertise into play at Stockwalk.com
Joshua S. Levine-E-Trade Securities
Levine, previously managing director and global head of equities for Deutsche Bank, joins E-Trade Securities as CIO, replacing Debra Chrapaty, who becomes the company's chief media officer
Timothy Monteith -Domino's Pizza
Monteith has become the first-ever CIO at Domino's Pizza, headquartered in Ann Arbor, Mich.; Monteith will report directly to CEO David A. Brandon; among his immediate goals is developing new point-of-sale technologies
Douglas C. Nassaur-Linuxcare Inc.
Nassaur has been appointed CIO of Linuxcare Inc., a San Francisco-based Linux support vendor; he previously was VP of technical operations at E-Trade Technologies
Steven D. Sutherland -CB Richard Ellis
CB Richard Ellis, the Los Angeles-based real estate services company, has named Sutherland its CIO for the Americas; Sutherland is responsible for developing and delivering common infrastructure and applications for all of the company's American business units

This story, "CIO Connections" was originally published by CIO.

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