Clark County Appoints New Chief Information Officer
The Clark County Commission today ratified the appointment of Bob C. Leek as the County’s new Chief Information Officer. Leek was named CIO by County Manager Yolanda King effective May 2.
Leek had served as Deputy CIO since February 2021. He has more than 30 years of experience in information technology in both the private and public sectors, including time with Multnomah County, Ore., Kaiser Permanente and Egghead.com.
“Mr. Leek has extensive experience managing large capital projects, developing strategic plans, and implementing systems,” King said. “He has a positive attitude and collaborative leadership style that will not only benefit the Information Technology Department and Clark County, but also our constituents through enhanced connectivity and the leveraging of technology to meet their needs.”
“I am excited to join Clark County in leading our efforts to bring people, process, and technology together to improve outcomes in the communities we serve,” Leek said. “We live in an unprecedented time with our phones and devices serving as our connection to work and each other, and the County is focused on responding to this new demand to more fully-engage those we serve as they seek our assistance or conduct business with us. In doing so, we can address the digital equity gap that so many experience daily and bring services to those who need it most through affordable, high-speed internet connectivity and solutions to help ensure that all our residents can participate in the growing digital economy.”
The IT Department drives innovation to efficiently deliver cost-effective, robust solutions that provide faster and better ways for employees to do their jobs and for our residents to access County services. Its services include the assessment, development, implementation, and maintenance of technology-based business solutions to support County goals and objectives. The department also maintains a current and secure enterprise technology infrastructure that is required to protect County technology assets and to position the County's infrastructure for the future. In addition to providing day-to-day business and technical services, IT is also responsible for providing leadership and strategic direction for the technology infrastructure on which these services are based. The department has a $75 million budget and a staff of almost 200. Through a broadband initiative, the County is leading efforts to connect the “last mile” of fiber to homes and businesses in underserved areas.
Leek has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Berry College in Rome, Georgia.
Clark County is a dynamic and innovative organization dedicated to providing top-quality service with integrity, respect and accountability. With jurisdiction over the world-famous Las Vegas Strip and covering an area the size of New Jersey, Clark is the nation’s 11th-largest county and provides extensive regional services to 2.3 million citizens and 45.6 million visitors a year (2019). Included are the nation’s 7th-busiest airport, air quality compliance, social services and the state’s largest public hospital, University Medical Center. The County also provides municipal services that are traditionally provided by cities to 1 million residents in the unincorporated area. Those include fire protection, roads and other public works, parks and recreation, and planning and development.