Bios are in order of appearance from left to right.

Gov. C. Brad Henry


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. 

Gov. Pete Wilson


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. 

Alexander C. Kemper


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. 

Harry Herington

Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer

 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.

Venmal (Raji) Arasu


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. 

Ross C. Hartley


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.

Karen S. Evans


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.

William M. Lyons


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. 

Art N. Burtscher

Lead Independent Director

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.