Richard McHattie

Enterprise Technology
Title: Chief Information Officer
Richard McHattie

Richard McHattie is the Chief Information Officer for Maricopa County, the 4th largest County in the Country. Richard leads a talented team of over 200 professionals supporting technology and innovation for over 50 County departments. His passion is leveraging newer and emerging technologies to enable business to transform their service delivery and Customer Experience.

Richard has over 15 years of experience in technology in the public sector and has been recognized nationally for his focus on innovation, including a Futuredge50 Award, GovX Future Ready Award, ORBIE Finalist for Public Sector, and GoldenGov County Executive of the Year 2020.

Prior to joining Maricopa County in 2005, Richard was a business development executive in the energy industry developing large-scale energy projects including energy efficiency upgrades and complex cogeneration projects for manufacturing and large industrial customers. 

Richard started his career as an entrepreneur, helping to establish and grow an RFID based pet recovery system utilizing implantable microchips for the identification and recovery of companion animals.


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