Mike Ware works for the North Carolina Department of Information Technology and serves as the CIO for the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality. Mike has 21 years of IT leadership experience and is a 24-year veteran of the US Air Force. Over the years, he accumulated a robust range of IT experience with numerous domestic and international business partners across a diverse portfolio of technologies.
As DEQ’s CIO, Mike provides IT leadership, strategic direction, and day-to-day operational oversight for 72 IT professionals supporting the department’s mission: “Providing science-based environmental stewardship for the health and prosperity of ALL North Carolinians.” Michael holds an MBA from Webster University and a BS in Management Information Systems from National American University. He completed the Certified Government Chief Information Officer program at UNC Chapel Hill.