Harry H. HeringtonChairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer
Harry H. Herington is the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of NIC Inc. (NASDAQ: EGOV), the country’s dominant provider of eGovernment online solutions. Mr. Herington joined NIC in 1995, and is considered one of the early founders that helped transform the small Kansas start-up to a nationally recognized company, with a vision to harness online technologies to improve citizen and business interactions with government. During his career at NIC he has served in various operational capacities leading the Company’s core business and became CEO and Chairman in 2008. Today, Mr. Herington leads the Company as it manages the eGovernment presence for 28 states and two federal agencies; has a library of more than 7,500 online services that make government interactions more transparent, efficient, and mobile; and securely processes $18 billion annually on behalf of its government partners. Under his leadership, NIC has doubled its revenues, increased the number of state partners by 33 percent, and secured its first self-funded contract with the Federal government. His efforts have garnered national accolades as he received the 2012 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® Award for technology in the Central Midwest Region, and the company debuted at No. 20 on Forbes’ list of the “25 Fastest-Growing Technology Companies in America.”
Before joining NIC, Mr. Herington began his career in law enforcement in Texas and Kansas, later serving as the Associate General Counsel for the League of Municipalities. In 2012, the national nonprofit, Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) recognized Mr. Herington’s civic involvement and commitment to law enforcement by awarding him their highest
volunteer honor, the Charles Shinholser Award for Volunteerism.
Mr. Herington holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Wichita State University and a Juris Doctorate 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. 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. has served as the Company’s Secretary since May 1998, General Counsel since July 1998 and Chief Operating Officer since May 2006. 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. From January 1995 to the present, he has 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 joining the Company in 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. He served as INK’s first chairman as it procured and then oversaw the outsourced state portal contracts in Kansas. Mr. Bradley 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 was appointed to the position of Executive Vice President in February 2009. 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. 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 Thornburgh is the Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for NIC Inc., where he leads the Company’s business development efforts. Mr. Thornburgh began his career in the Kansas Secretary of State’s office. Starting as a student in the mailroom, he worked his way through the ranks and was elected in 1994 to the first of four terms in office. 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.