Harry H. Herington
Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board
Harry H. Herington became the Company's Chief Executive Officer in February 2008 and became the Chairman of the Board in May 2008. He was elected to the Board of Directors in October 2006. Mr. Herington served as President from May 2006 until February 2008 and as Chief Operating Officer from May 2002 until October 2006. He has also served as President of NICUSA, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company, since 1998 and served as a manager of various subsidiaries of NICUSA, Inc. until January 2016. In addition, Mr. Herington has held numerous positions of authority and responsibility with the Company since 1995 as well as several positions of authority with other business and government organizations, which enables him to provide valuable leadership and insight into the Company's strategic direction. By reason of his early involvement and efforts, Mr. Herington is considered a founder of NIC as it became a national company. Mr. Herington is also involved in numerous civic and non-profit activities. Mr. Herington holds a B.S. degree from Wichita State University in Kansas and a J.D. degree from the University of Kansas School of Law.
Stephen M. Kovzan
Chief Financial Officer
Stephen M. Kovzan has served as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer since August 2007. Mr. Kovzan joined the Company in October 1999 and served as the Company’s Controller until September 2000, at which time he became the Company’s Vice President of Financial Operations and Chief Accounting Officer, serving as such until August 2007. Mr. Kovzan currently serves as a manager and officer of various subsidiaries of NICUSA, Inc. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Kovzan served as a business assurance manager with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Mr. Kovzan is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a B.S. in business administration from the University of Tulsa and an M.S. in business from the University of Kansas.
Jayne Friedland Holland
Chief Security Officer
Jayne Friedland Holland was appointed to the position of Chief Security Officer in May 2015. From December 2006 until this appointment, she served as the Company’s Chief Security Officer and Associate General Counsel. Ms. Holland joined the Company in June 2005 as Associate General Counsel of the Company. In her role as Chief Security Officer, she oversees the Company’s security management program. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Holland served as Vice President and General Counsel for ESI and began her career as a litigator in New Orleans with McGlinchey Stafford PLLC. Ms. Holland holds a B.A. degree in Political Science from Newcomb College of Tulane University and a J.D. degree from Tulane University School of Law.
Douglas L. Rogers
Senior Vice President of Business Development
Douglas L. Rogers joined as the Company's Senior Vice President of Business Development in October 2017. Mr. Rogers leads the national sales and marketing team supporting federal, state and payment processing engagements focusing on expanding our relationships with new government partners. Prior to joining NIC, he was a Vice President at Cerner Corporation, a publicly traded company (Nasdaq: CERN) headquartered in North Kansas City, Mo., and supplier of health information technology solutions, services, devices, and hardware. Mr. Rogers spent thirteen years with Cerner Corporation in a variety of roles ranging from marketing, government relations, and sales. For the three years prior to joining NIC, he led the team that sold Cerner Corporation's Population Health Software-as-a-Service solutions across multiple markets, including federal and state government. Mr. Rogers holds a B.S. degree in Biology from the Centenary College of Louisiana.
William A. Van Asselt
William A. Van Asselt was appointed to the position of General Counsel in January 2016. From March 2014 until this appointment, he served as the Company’s Deputy General Counsel. Mr. Van Asselt joined the Company in June 2010 as Associate General Counsel. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Van Asselt practiced law at Lathrop & Gage LLP, and previously at Hogan Lovells in Washington D.C. where his practice focused on contract negotiations, corporate mergers & acquisitions, telecommunications law and corporate governance. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Van Asselt served as the Executive Director for the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation in Washington D.C. Mr. Van Asselt holds a B.A. degree in Political Science from the University of Missouri and a J.D. degree from Harvard Law School.
Chief Technology Officer
Brian Anderson has served as NIC’s Chief Technology Officer since April 2019. In this role, Anderson serves as the leader of NIC’s technology strategy. He guides research & development including initiatives that enhance citizen experience for digital government - including custom development, mobile platforms
Chief of Staff
Liz Thomas joined NIC as the Company’s Vice President of Internal Audit in June of 2012 to establish an Internal Audit function. She later became the Vice President of Finance, managing payment processing, financial operations and budgeting. Ms. Thomas currently serves as the Chief of Staff to the CEO and is responsible for managing strategic initiatives. Prior to joining NIC, she was the Vice President of Finance at Protection One, now ADT, a publicly traded company. Ms. Thomas has 19 years of experience in Finance and Audit, including M&A transactions, and has reported directly to the Board of Directors of several public companies. Ms. Thomas holds B.S. and M.S. degrees from Kansas State University.
Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications
Elizabeth Proudfit joined NIC in April of 2000 as a member of the sales team advising federal, state and local governments on using innovation and technology to make government more accessible, secure and convenient for businesses and citizens. After serving in a number of roles on the sales team, including Director of Business Development and Vice President of Sales, Ms. Proudfit recently was named the Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications responsible for leading the marketing, communications, and proposal efforts for the Company. Prior to joining NIC, she was with the Office of Government Affairs for Arthur Andersen LLP. Ms. Proudfit holds a B.A. degree in History from Harvard University.