Bill Nixon is currently CIO and Director of the Department of Technology and Innovation (DTI) for Johnson County Kansas Government. He joined the County in June 2019. DTI consists of 115+ employees, supporting 4,300+ users across 75+ locations, including 23 County departments and 19+ local entities, including Cities, Police Departments, and Fire Districts.
Prior to Johnson County, Bill was Executive Vice President/Chief Enterprise Architect at UMB Bank, which he joined in February of 2014. At UMB, he was responsible for aligning the business and technology strategy, along with leading technology teams to achieve business results.
Prior to UMB, Bill was Vice President of IT Architecture and Development at DST Systems and his responsibilities included Solutions, Application and Technology Architecture; Enterprise Application Development; IT Automation; Data Management and Usability Engineering. Bill was instrumental in architecting DST’s Big Data platform and helping refine technology design as part of DST’s Enterprise Services group. He also worked with other corporate partners at the Missouri Innovation Campus, a collaboration between the Lee's Summit R-7 School District, Metropolitan Community College, and the University of Central Missouri, to develop initial curriculum program. Bill joined DST in July 2011 as Vice President of Enterprise Portfolio Management.
Bill joined DST following a 19-year career at Fannie Mae, a government-sponsored enterprise (GSE) chartered by Congress with a mission to provide liquidity, stability, and affordability to the U.S. housing and mortgage markets. At Fannie Mae, Bill served in various IT leadership positions. His last position was Director of Enterprise Architecture, where he was responsible for Fannie Mae's Enterprise Architecture (EA), Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), and Enterprise Business Rules Service (EBRS) teams and led efforts to reduce the complexity of Fannie Mae's technology environment, decrease risks, and provide cost savings. Prior roles included development and operation of applications and infrastructure that support Fannie Mae’s billion-dollar mortgage portfolio.
Before joining Fannie Mae, Bill worked for American Management Systems, a technology and management consulting firm. He was a senior consultant and worked with various federal agencies and corporate clients to provide technology solutions.
Bill is a 1989 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science.
Bill is co-inventor of United States Patent 8,423,450 issued April 16, 2013, for a “System and method for processing data pertaining to financial assets”, which was developed and filed when he was at Fannie Mae.
He lives with his wife (Mary) and two daughters (Emma and Kate) in Leawood, Kansas. He enjoys biking, playing with technology, watching Washington Capitals hockey, and drinking craft beer and various whiskeys.