BIT commissioner retires

Gov. Dennis Daugaard said today David Zolnowsky retires tomorrow. Zolnowsky is commissioner for the state Bureau of Information and Telecommunications.

Daugaard thanked Zolnowsky for a career in state government. Daugaard said he always enjoyed working with Zolnowsky and other cabinet members appreciated him.

‚ÄúDave has been an excellent leader within state government, and an advocate for cybersecurity and for greater efficiency in IT services,” Daugaard said about Zolnowsky, who has been commissioner since 2012.

Zolnowsky was chief information officer and director of computing services at Dakota State University from 1985 to 2012. Zolnowsky began in state government in 1973 and worked for two state departments, the state’s judicial system and the state information processing services center.

Pat Snow was named as interim commissioner.