Director Jonathan Askins
Jonathan Askins is the director of the Arkansas Department of Transformation and Shared Services (TSS) Division of Information Systems (DIS) and is also the state’s Chief Technology Officer. He has more than twenty-five years of experience in business development, operations, contract negotiation, and management. Mr. Askins comes to DIS from Acxiom Corporation, where he served as a Senior Client Management Director.
He helped to guide new product strategies in the company’s government business sectors. From 1998 to 2000, Mr. Askins worked at the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, where he led a cabinet-level task force to encourage investment into Arkansas’ tourism industry. In 2018, former Governor Hutchinson appointed Mr. Askins to the state Data Transparency Commission, which he served as vice-chair. Askins holds a bachelor’s degree in Communications from the University of Montevallo in Montevallo, AL. He and his wife, Leigh Anna, reside in Scott.