Driven by a passion for innovation and commitment to excellence, James Collins is honored to serve as a member of Governor John Carney’s Cabinet as Chief Information Officer (CIO) responsible for leading the Delaware Department of Technology and Information (DTI) to fulfill its mission of providing technology services and collaborative solutions. As CIO, Collins has leveraged his extensive experience in both the public and private sectors to implement collaborative, cost-effective and scalable IT solutions that help Delaware deliver the highest quality programs and services to its citizens.
Prior to joining the Delaware Department of State, Collins worked in the private sector as 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.
Collins holds degrees from Wesley College (B.A.) and from Champlain College (M.S. - Managing Innovation and Information Technology). He is a 2012 Council of State Governments’ Henry Toll Fellowship alumni and served eight years in the United States Air Force.