William Richey serves as Vice President, Consulting Expert for CGI’s U.S. State and Local Government Operations which delivers a broad range of technology and business services to clients. After leading the effort to create a Natural Disaster Recovery Practice within CGI, Mr. Richey now functions as the Practice Lead, and is responsible for the strategy and growth of this U.S. business portfolio.

For nearly 25 years, Mr. Richey has built bridges between business and technology, helping commercial and government leaders apply technology and data to digitally transform how they operate and serve. Today, Mr. Richey defines the strategy and approach to Natural Disaster Recovery for CGI, and leads multiple teams across the U.S. focused on empowering state and local governments’ ability to track, manage, and execute federally funded recovery programs. Prior to the creation of CGI’s Natural Disaster Recovery Practice, Mr. Richey led the largest public sector account in the U.S. East Business Unit for CGI, and oversaw the strategy and growth for all public sector clients in the State of New Jersey.

Prior to joining CGI, Mr. Richey served as Deputy CIO with the State of Indiana where he managed overall technology use for a large state government agency with nearly 1,000 members. Mr. Richey has consistently focused on driving innovation through technology, and efficiency through structure. He created and led a new Project Management section within the agency, and directed the implementation of the agency’s Enterprise Information System (EIS), while driving adoption and centralized migration from legacy systems. Mr. Richey also led a multi-state work group dedicated to improving the EIS across all states and implementations.