Dewand’s extensive experience in tech & cybersecurity, cultivating company culture, organizational management and growing strategic initiatives made him the perfect addition to the academy. The majority of his career was spent serving the State of Indiana in various capacities. The last 4 years of his state tenure was spent as Director of the Indiana Office of Technology and the State Chief Information Officer. A role he was appointed to by both Governor Mike Pence and Governor Eric Holcomb. He has held executive committee and director roles on the board for the National Association of State Chief Information Officers and served as an external advisory board member for the Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security. He is currently a foundation board member for Goodwill. Neely received his undergraduate degree from Purdue University’s School of Technology and his MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University.