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Keynote Speaker
Rita Reynolds, CIO
National Association of Counties



Rita Reynolds, CIO of National Association of Counties will offer the keynote address at the Inaugural NH Association of Counties Legislative Conference. Ms. Reynolds will focus on artificial intelligence and her session description below. 

Transforming Governance: The Impact of Artificial Intelligence in County Administration

ChatGPT, ClickUP, Jasper, interactive robots. What is artificial intelligence? What policies should your county be considering? How can the county use artificial intelligence effectively in county government? This informative presentation will focus on what is artificial intelligence and how it can interact with county government, ensuring that county government is prepared for the newest technological wave.

Rita Reynolds

Chief Information Officer
National Association of Counties

Rita serves as NACo's chief information officer. In this capacity, she oversees the internal technology operations of NACo, and leads NACo’s technology programs and initiatives for counties. She is responsible for the NACo technology blueprint, which includes managing the development and delivering of technology programming on initiatives such as cyber security, technology infrastructure and cloud computing. Rita brings with her responsibility for serving on multiple boards and workgroups over the years including the PA Digital Advisory Board, the Multi-State Information Sharing & Analysis Center, and the NASCIO Cyber Security Workgroup. Rita also serves as the staff liaison to the NACo Technology Standing Committee and the GIS Subcommittee.

Before joining NACo, Rita served as the CIO for the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania, where she spent 20 years mainly focused on similar initiatives for CCAP and with counties in Pennsylvania. Prior to that Rita was an independent fiscal and computer consultant where she worked with numerous children and youth agencies in Pennsylvania and designed fiscal and data reporting applications, including a statewide AFCARS solution. Rita holds a B.A. in business administration with a minor in political science from Messiah College in Pennsylvania. Rita has been the recipient of numerous awards over the years, including the Technology Council of Central Pennsylvania’s 2019 Moxie Award, Government Technology’s 2017 Top 25 Doers, Dreamers and Drivers, and State Tech’s “30 State and Local Government IT Influencers” for 2020.


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