Kyle Schafer, the state's chief technology officer, is leaving for a position outside of state government, according to a message he sent to friends Friday via LinkedIn, a business media network.
"My last day at the state will be March 2nd," Schafer said in the message.
Schafer went on to say, "I will post my new contact information once I get settled into my new job."
Schafer was appointed to lead the state's technology efforts in 2005 by then-Gov. Joe Manchin. His appointment came just after the Office of Technology was moved from the Governor's Office to the Department of Administration.
Schafer had been technology director for NiSource Corporate Services. He is a graduate of Marshall University.