Harry H. HeringtonChairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer
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. In addition, he served as the Company’s Executive Vice President-Portal Operations from January 1999 through April 2002. He served as one of the Company’s directors from May 1998 to February 1999. He has also served as President of NICUSA, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company, since 1998 and currently serves as a manager and officer of various subsidiaries of NICUSA, Inc. 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. KovzanChief 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. After being appointed Chief Financial Officer in August 2007, he also continued to perform the functions of chief accounting officer until January 2011. 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.
William F. "Brad" Bradley, Jr.Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel, and Secretary
William F. Bradley, Jr. was appointed to the positions of Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer in January 2012. From May 2006 until this appointment, he served as the Company’s Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Bradley has also served as the Company’s Secretary since May 1998 and General Counsel since July 1998. In addition, Mr. Bradley served as a director from May 1998 to February 1999 and Executive Vice President of Strategy, Policy and Legal from July 1998 to May 2006. Mr. Bradley joined one of the original companies in January 1995 that later consolidated to become NIC in 1998. He served in various executive capacities with the Company’s subsidiaries, including President and CEO of Indiana Interactive from September 1995 to May 2001. Prior to 1995, he was engaged in the private practice of law in Kansas for fourteen years. From June 1987 to September 1993, as a volunteer, Mr. Bradley organized and led the ad hoc group that created the Information Network of Kansas (INK), a quasi-state entity. Mr. Bradley authored the Information Network of Kansas Act, which established the first legal framework for transaction-based, outsourced electronic government. In addition, he served as INK’s first chairman as it procured and then oversaw the outsourced state portal contract in Kansas. By reason of his early involvement and efforts, Mr. Bradley is considered a founder of NIC as it became a national company. Mr. Bradley currently serves as a manager and officer of various subsidiaries of NICUSA, Inc. Mr. Bradley also serves as principal executive officer in several LLCs in the investment and agricultural areas that are not affiliated with NIC. He holds a B.A. degree in English from the University of Kansas, and a J.D. degree from the University of Kansas School of Law.
Robert KnappChief Operating Officer
Robert W. Knapp, Jr. was appointed to the position of Chief Operating Officer in January 2012. From February 2009 until this appointment, he served as the Company’s Executive Vice President. Mr. Knapp joined the Company in November 1999 and has served in various management capacities, including Director of Marketing for the Company’s Indiana portal subsidiary, President and General Manager of the Company’s Kansas portal subsidiary, Regional Manager, and most recently Vice President of Portal Operations. Mr. Knapp currently serves as a manager and officer of various subsidiaries of NICUSA, Inc. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Knapp was a director of information systems with Alltel. Mr. Knapp holds a B.S. in business administration and an M.B.A from the University of Tulsa.
Ron ThornburghSenior Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Ron E. Thornburgh is the Company’s Senior Vice President of Business Development, where he leads the Company’s national sales and marketing efforts. Mr. Thornburgh joined the Company in February 2010. Prior to joining the Company, he served fifteen years as Kansas Secretary of State. In 2002 he was recognized as a Digital Government “Agent of Change” by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology after leading Kansas to national prominence with the introduction of the Kansas Online Uniform Commercial Code filing system in July 2001. He has served on several government association and nonprofit boards, including five-time honorary chairman of the Kansas Law Enforcement Special Olympics Torch Run and Past President of the National Association of Secretaries of State. Mr. Thornburgh holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Washburn University.
Aimi DaughteryChief Accounting Officer
Aimi Daughtery has served as the Company’s Chief Accounting Officer since January 2011. Ms. Daughtery joined the Company in November 2007 and served as the Company’s Controller until January 2011.
Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Daughtery served as the Controller of Mediware Information Systems, Inc. for one year and served as a Manager of Financial Planning and Analysis at Wells Fargo Financial for one year. Prior to these positions, Ms. Daughtery worked at Deloitte & Touche LLP for twelve years, most recently serving as an audit Senior Manager until her departure. Ms. Daughtery is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a B.A. in accounting from Buena Vista University.