James Collins is Delaware's Chief Information Officer and the Governor's cabinet member that leads the Department of Technology and Information. James has extensive experience as an organizational leader, and on information technology projects. James worked in the Department of State as Deputy Secretary of State where he helped to expand the state's e-Government initiatives and use of information technology. He also was simultaneously the Director of the Division of Professional Regulation. James most recently served as Governor Jack Markell's Deputy Chief of Staff where his duties included being policy advisor on information technology.
James' experience includes being a senior consultant with Peregrine Systems, Inc. and MAXIMUS, Inc. where he implemented large-scale software projects for major clients such as the Pepsi Bottling Group, the United States Marine Corps, and the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority.
Prior to his consulting career James was a member of the United States Air Force for over eight years. James holds a BA from Wesley College and a Master's of Science in Managing Innovation and Information Technology from Champlain College.