eGovernment is our single focus.

We helped create this industry more than 20 years ago, and our passion drives future eGovernment innovation.

We are driven by our core values

To be the best partner government has ever had.

To be the best place employees have ever worked.

To be the best investment stockholders have ever made.

Leadership

Our passion for excellence starts at the top

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Board of Directors

A board of directors worthy of the name

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Awards

#36 on Forbes

"100 Best Small Companies in America"

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History

The history of NIC is the history of eGovernment itself

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Harry H. Herington

Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board

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Harry H. Herington is the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board. Mr. Herington joined NIC in 1995, and is considered one of the early founders that helped transform the small Kansas start-up into a nationally recognized company. 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. In 2012, he received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® Award for Technology in the Central Midwest Region. Before joining NIC, Mr. Herington began his career in law enforcement in Texas and Kansas, later serving as the Associate General Counsel for the Kansas League of Municipalities. Mr. Herington holds a B.S. degree from Wichita State University and a J.D. degree from the University of Kansas School of Law.

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Stephen M. Kovzan

Chief Financial Officer

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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.

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William F. "Brad" Bradley, Jr.

Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel, & Secretary

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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 14 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 transactionbased, 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.

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Robert W. Knapp, Jr.

Chief Operating Officer

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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.

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Ron E. Thornburgh

Senior Vice President of Business Development

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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 15 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.

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Aimi Daughtery

Chief Accounting Officer

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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 12 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.

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Jayne Friedland Holland

Chief Security Officer and Associate General Counsel

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Jayne Friedland Holland is the Company’s Chief Security Officer, where she leads NIC’s legal, policy, and technology practices to ensure security of public sector Web portals and online services. She oversees enterprise-wide Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance and performs internal infrastructure security reviews. Ms. Holland joined the Company in 2000 as Associate General Counsel. She was promoted to Chief Security Officer in 2013 and joined NIC’s Senior Management Leadership team in 2014. Ms. Holland was formerly Vice President and General Counsel for ESI, a healthcare revenue cycle outsourcing company. She began her career as a New Orleans trial attorney. She holds a B.A. degree in Political Science from Newcomb College of Tulane University and a J.D. from Tulane Law School.

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Venmal (Raji) Arasu

Director

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Ms. Arasu, 45, is the Chief Technology Officer for StubHub, Inc., the online and mobile ticketing marketplace subsidiary of eBay Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY). Prior to joining eBay, Ms. Arasu served in positions of increasing authority at numerous technology companies. She became an NIC Director in 2015.
Corporate Governance & Nominating Committee

Gov. Pete Wilson

Director

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Governor Wilson, 80, is a Principal at Bingham Consulting Group, a business consulting firm. He previously served as Governor and U.S. Senator for the state of California and Mayor of San Diego. He is also a Director of The Irvine Corporation and U.S. Telepacific Corporation. He became an NIC Director in 1999.
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Ross C. Hartley

Director

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Mr. Hartley, 66, is a co-founder of NIC and former President of The Hartley Insurance Group. He is also a Director of the Empire District Electric Company. He became a Director of the original companies that ultimately formed NIC Inc. beginning in 1991, and later an NIC Director upon the Company’s formation in 1998.
Corporate Governance & Nominating Committee

Gov. C. Brad Henry

Director

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Governor Henry, 50, is of counsel to the law firm of Lester, Loving and Davies in Edmond, Okla., and is a founding member of Henry-Adams Companies, LLC. He was appointed by President Obama to the federal Council of Governors. He previously served as the Governor of Oklahoma, and was only the third governor in the state to serve two consecutive terms. He became an NIC Director in 2011.
Compensation and Corporate Governance & Nominating Committees

Alexander C. Kemper

Director

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Mr. Kemper, 48, is Chairman of The Collectors Fund, a private equity fund, and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Pollenware, a trade settlement company. He is a Director of UMB Financial Corp., AXA, ArtUSA, and several privately held companies. He became an NIC Director in 2007.
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Karen S. Evans

Director

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Ms. Evans, 54, is an independent consultant and the National Director of U.S. Cyber Challenge, a nationwide talent search and skills development program focused on the cyber workforce. She previously served as the de facto Chief Information Officer under President George W. Bush. She became an NIC Director in 2011.
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Gov. Daniel J. Evans

Director

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Governor Evans, 88, is Chairman of Daniel J. Evans Associates Consulting, a public policy consulting firm, and previously served as Governor and U.S. Senator for the state of Washington. He is also a Director of Costco Wholesale Corporation and Archimedes Technology Group. He became an NIC Director in 1998.
Compensation and Corporate Governance & Nominating Committees

William M. Lyons

Director

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Mr. Lyons, 58, is the former President and CEO of American Century Companies, Inc., a Kansas City-based investment manager. Mr. Lyons is also a Director of Morningstar, Inc. and the NASDAQ Stock Exchange. He became an NIC Director in 2009.
Chair, Corporate Governance & Nominating Committee, and Audit Committee

Art N. Burtscher

Lead Independent Director

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Mr. Burtscher, 63, is President-Western Region of Westwood Trust. He is also a Director of Novation, and several privately held companies. He became an NIC Director in 2004 and was named Lead Director in 2008.
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Harry Herington

Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer

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 Mr. Herington, 54, is the Chief Executive Officer of NIC and previously served as the Company’s President, Chief Operating Officer, and Executive Vice President of Portal Operations. He became an NIC Director in 2006.

Culture of Service

At NIC, we take the idea of public service seriously. We think our role as a service organization to government makes it imperative that we give back to the community. This culture of caring holds true in all of our offices across the country.

Social Responsibility

Giving back to the communities in which we serve is not only our corporate culture, it is our way of life. We support many national causes, as well as countless local charities and events in the states we serve.

NIC Supported Charities

2014 Citizen of the Year

Josh Driver, Indiana

Josh Driver, the Indiana portal Director of Operations, took top honors as NIC's 2014 Citizen of the Year. A key focus for Josh was to raise funds for the Lymphoma Leukemia Society (LLS). He created a fundraising brand, built a mobile app and website, and organized 13 events in 10 weeks, ultimately raising nearly $44,000 for LLS.

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2014 Team of the Year

Mississippi

Our Mississippi subsidiary, Mississippi Interactive, LLC, was honored as the 2014 Team of the Year. Our Jackson team organized an office “Twelve Months of Giving” program, raising awareness and funds for wounded warriors, serving breakfast to the homeless, and much more.

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Charity of Choice

C.O.P.S. – Concerns of Police Survivors

Our CEO leads by example and in his spare time supports the families of fallen officers through an initiative he created in 2009, Ride4Cops. One aspect of this initiative is to raise money for the national office and local chapters of C.O.P.S. NIC is proud to support C.O.P.S. as our charity of choice.

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Previous Winners

2013
Dessi Tomova
Corporate
 
2012
Jill Willhoite
Oklahoma
 
2011
John Grant
Corporate
 
2010
Angela Fultz Nordstrom
Sales
 

Previous Winners

2013
Hawaii

2012
Oklahoma

2011
South Carolina

2010
Texas


NIC Supported Charities

  • Adopt-a-Family
  • American Red Cross
  • American Cancer Society through Relay for Life and Lee National Denim Day
  • Autism Speaks
  • Children’s Center for the Visually Impaired
  • Children’s TLC
  • Christmas in October
  • Chrysalis Place/Gardiner Food Bank
  • Community Blood Center
  • C.O.P.S. - Concerns of Police Survivors
  • CureSearch for Children’s Cancer
  • Harvesters
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
  • Movember – Supporting Men’s Health
  • Save-a-Life of Montgomery
  • Soles4Souls
  • St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital
  • Youthlinc
  • And many more!