Bar News - June 21, 2017
Court News: Judicial Branch Hires New Chief Info Officer
Following the retirement of Peter Croteau, longtime information technology leader for the New Hampshire Judicial Branch, Matthew Seaton has been hired to oversee the Judicial Branch’s information technology operations and solutions as chief information officer.
Seaton previously served in several high-tech roles in New Hampshire, including as the director of technology for a 1,200-student school district, the chief information officer at a mortgage bank, and the IT lead for a business-to-business e-commerce enterprise based in Manchester, New Hampshire. He earned his bachelor’s degree in computer information systems management from Harding University and a master’s degree in information technology management from Southern New Hampshire University.
“Our new CIO was selected from a large field of highly-skilled candidates by our recruiting team,” said Christopher Keating, director of the Administrative Office of the Courts. “Matthew impressed the team with his desire to return to public service, his enthusiasm for finding tech solutions that support business functions, and his dedication to constantly improving the security and sophistication of an enterprise’s technology environment.”
Seaton joins the Judicial Branch at a critical time in the evolution of its use of technology to further its mission, including through the implementation of the multi-year NH e-Court Project, said Keating. Seaton says he looks forward to the challenge.
“I look forward to working with the talented and dedicated group of professionals in our IT Department who have already delivered exceptional service to the court system,” said Seaton. “My goal is to continue to building on their successes.”