NASTD Names Karen Robinson 2020 Corporate Affiliate Committee chair: Texas IT Veteran Known for Building Bridges Between Public & Private Sectors

Claire Bailey

Claire Bailey

Senior Policy Analyst

KWR Strategies is pleased to announce the expansion of their executive leadership team.  With the increased demands for excellence in government modernization and cybersecurity strategies, President and CEO, Karen Robinson continues to offer world renowned technology leadership and government insight.  Joining KWR is Claire Bailey as Vice President of Business Development.

Prior to joining KWR's executive leadership team, Claire served as Compuware’s Director of Federal, State and Local Mainframe Solutions. Prior to Compuware, she was appointed to the cabinet of Governor Mike Huckabee and Governor Mike Beebe. She served as the Chief Technology Officer and the Director of the Department of Information Systems for the state of Arkansas. She has also held positions at JB Hunt Transportation, Texas Instruments and her family’s business, Bailey Produce Company.

Claire is an honorary Lifetime Member of the National Association of State Technology Directors (NASTD) where she also served as President. She currently serves on the executive board for the State & Local Government and Education (SLED) division of CompTIA as vice-chair. She has served in many capacities for the National Association of State CIOs (NASCIO). She was a certified Project Management Professional (PMP). Throughout her career, Claire has received many awards. With her leadership, she led the Department of Information Systems for Arkansas as it achieved the Governor’s Quality Award for implementing and adhering to top quality practices. She worked closely with which achieved national recognition as the Best of Web. She has personally been recognized by Government Technology as a Top 25 Doer, Dreamer and Driver; by StateScoop as a GoldenGov State Executive of the Year; and by StateScoop for Industry Leadership of the Year after joining Compuware in 2015. In 2018, she was inducted into the Arkansas Academy of Computing.