Leadership Team

Enterprise Information Technology Services

Timothy Galluzi, MBA, CPM, GCPM

Timothy Galluzi, MBA, CPM, GCPM

Administrator

Timothy Galluzi was appointed administrator of the Enterprise Information Technology Services Division (EITS) in February 2021 and designated as the State Chief Information Officer in June 2022. Timothy has been serving the State of Nevada since 2013 in various roles in information technology (IT) and leadership. He has been with EITS since 2018 and has served as the project manager for the statewide Microsoft Office 365 implementation as well as the technology investment administrator in EITS Office of the Chief Information Officer. Prior to his tenure at EITS, Timothy held IT professional and programmer/analyst roles at the State Public Works Division and Western Nevada College, respectively. Timothy started his IT career by serving eight years in the United State Marine Corps filling roles as a telecommunications chief and Formal Schools instructor.

Timothy earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Master of Business Administration in IT Management from Western Governors University Nevada. Timothy is a proud Marine Corps veteran and has worked to give back to his fellow veterans, volunteering to serve on former Governor Sandoval's Student Veterans Advisory Council, the Western Nevada College Veterans Resource Center, and the Disabled American Veterans, Carson City Chapter.

Darla Dodge, MBA

Darla Dodge, MBA

Deputy Administrator

Darla Dodge has just recently been brought on to the Enterprise Information Technology Services Division (EITS) where she was appointed Deputy Administrator. Prior to her appointment and start with EITS, she had served in several various roles within the Nevada System of Higher Education for the past 25 years, most recently as Western Nevada College’s Chief Financial and Budget Officer. As deputy administrator, Darla is responsible for the financial leadership, strategic planning, and implementation, as well as legislative preparation and response for the EITS division.

Darla had earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Master of Business Administration from Western Governors University.

David Axtell

David Axtell

State Chief Enterprise Architect

David Axtell brings over four decades of professional experience in the private sector to his passion for state service. For the last twenty-five years, David has been an innovative technology executive, responsible for architectures, programs, product development, and management for ground-breaking digital initiatives at companies including Microsoft, Ericsson, Cisco, Comcast, Terayon, Fox Digital, Thomson, Linksys, Sun Microsystems, Disney, Americast, SGI, Time-Warner, Scientific Atlanta, DirecTV, and various start-ups. He has been responsible for a diverse range of products and programs with budgets up to $1 billion.

David embraces his role in the state, leveraging his diverse experience to build the Nevada’s enterprise architecture practice which includes technology strategies, a statewide IT portfolio, and initiatives to bring efficiencies, cost optimization, and secure services by promoting and facilitating collaboration between Enterprise IT Services and state agencies.

Jason Benshoof

Jason Benshoof

Chief IT Manager

Jason Benshoof has been the Chief IT Manager for the Agency IT Services unit since 2021. In this role, Jason oversees various IT services and support, including application development, web application hosting and support, database administration and hosting, state telephone operators, desktop support, and EITS’ enterprise-wide Help Desk. Jason has worked in the information technology (IT) field for over twenty-five years and has held a variety of roles in the private sector, academia, healthcare, and state, local, and tribal governments. His previous IT experience includes technical field support, network and systems administration, database administration, system architecture, application development, and IT management. Jason joined the State of Nevada's Department of Health and Human Services in 2009 and was hired to lead the Division of Child and Family Services’ Information Services team in 2015. Jason joined Enterprise IT Services in 2020 as an IT Manager for the Open Systems group within EITS' Facility Computing Unit.

Jason enjoys putting his skills to use to serve the workers and programs who provide critical services throughout Nevada. Outside of work, Jason enjoys spending time with his family and taking advantage of northern Nevada's diverse outdoor recreational opportunities.

Bob Dehnhardt, CISSP

Bob Dehnhardt, CISSP

State Chief Information Security Officer
Bob Dehnhardt has over thirty years of professional experience in information technology, working in the private sector, and in federal and state government. He began in desktop support, and subsequently added server, network, and telephony support to his toolset. Since 2002, his focus has been in information security. Prior to serving as State Chief Information Security Officer in May 2017, he was an information security officer for the Nevada Division of Welfare and Supportive Services for four years, and both a manager and director of information security in the private sector for ten years. Bob oversees the Office of Information Security, chairs the State Information Security Committee, and is a member of the Nevada Homeland Security Cyber Security Committee.
Alisanne Maffei, MBA, CPM, CIA

Alisanne Maffei, MBA, CPM, CIA

Chief of Research, Planning, and Grant Management
Alisanne Maffei first started her state career in the Nevada IT Professional series and then moved to the Governor’s Finance Office in 2011 to work on strategic planning, priorities, and performance budgeting, as well as to implement the legislatively mandated Nevada Grant Office. Prior to state service, Alisanne worked as the Director of Internal Audit for Harrah’s Entertainment. Throughout her careers, she has developed deep experience in training, research, communication, strategic planning, policy, and project management, just to name a few.

After completing her bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkley, Alisanne went on to obtain her MBA from San Francisco State University. She is both a Nevada Certified Public Manager and a Certified Internal Auditor and currently represents EITS on the State Records Committee.
Jon Mathews

Jon Mathews

Chief IT Manager

Jon Mathews has over thirty-two years of professional experience in IT. He briefly worked in private industry for Industrial Micro Systems before starting his state career in 1992 as a mainframe operator with what was then called the Department of Information Technology, which has now become EITS. He then transitioned into one of the first computer technician positions in state service, installing some of the first servers and workstations and forging IT pathways into the State of Nevada.

Jon led the Network Engineering Division (now the wide-area network, or WAN team) as the IT manager and was instrumental in building SilverNet and centralizing the state's communication infrastructure. He is now the Chief of the Network Services Unit and oversees the Transport Services (Microwave), Telecom, and Network Engineering teams. His duties include project management, network monitoring, budget oversight, and the procurement of emerging communication technologies. He is looking forward to increasing customer outreach and improving interagency communications. In Jon's personal life, he has a passion for family, motorcycles, and spending time with his kids in their UTV (utility task vehicle) speeding across the Nevada desert and the dunes of Oregon.

Sean Montierth

Sean Montierth

Chief IT Manager

Sean Montierth started his career with the State of Nevada in 2013 with EITS' Application Development team, then moved to the Facility Computing Services Unit in 2015 where he currently serves as Chief. Sean has over twenty-five years of experience in IT which include the private sector and in state and local government. Prior to his career with the State of Nevada, Sean was the Director of IT for Clearfield City, Utah; the vice president, founder, and senior network engineer at Ready Technologies; a lead programmer and project manager for ContentWatch; and an IT manager with Vitrex Corporation. Prior experience includes programming, server administration, data-center operations, networking, database, help desk, desktop support, and telephony. Sean’s current focus is on budgeting, increasing efficiency with economies of scale, and improving service management.

Sean moved to Nevada in 2013 and is happy to call the Silver State his home. He enjoys hiking, biking, camping, and electronics.

JoVon Sotak

JoVon Sotak

Chief of Policy and Communications
As a passionate government leader with fifteen years of technology experience, JoVon Sotak has leveraged her exemplary communication and management skills into a career that brings structure to chaos, improvements to processes, and clear answers to the people who need them. Since joining EITS in May 2021, she has taken on the agency’s strategic policy, external communication, and client management initiatives. She has previously served the Department of Administration as the Interim Administrator of the Nevada State Library, Archives, and Public Records and the Administrator of the Office of Grant Procurement, Coordination and Management (Nevada Grant Office). During her four years at the Nevada Grant Office, she managed and coordinated the Silver State Grant Conference--the first statewide grant conference in Nevada—and planned and launched the state’s first remote-working division pilot with success, which was made permanent for the 2021-2023 biennium. She excels at working within systems to achieve results and has established herself as a tough-yet-fair leader who operates with transparency.

In addition to her professional experience in government and higher education, JoVon has advanced through marketing, communications, and content-related positions at several private-sector companies, including Amazon. As a third-generation Nevadan and Tonopah native, she’s thrilled to be serving the State of Nevada in leadership roles. JoVon is an alumna of the University of Nevada, Reno.