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NEWS RELEASE

Judicial Branch, State of New Hampshire

 
For Immediate Release:
May 26, 2017
   

Seaton named new Chief Information Officer for the Judicial Branch

CONCORD, NH - The New Hampshire Judicial Branch announced today that Matthew Seaton has been named as its new Chief Information Officer (CIO).  Seaton fills this significant leadership position following the retirement of Peter Croteau and has been given overall responsibility for implementing and maintaining IT solutions that streamline and support the operations of the Courts.

   Seaton has served previously in several high-tech roles in New Hampshire, including the Director of Technology for a 1,200-student school district, the CIO of a mortgage bank, and the IT lead for a business-to-business e-Commerce enterprise based in Manchester.  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.”  

     Keating said that Seaton joins the Judicial Branch at a critical time in the evolution of its use of technology to further its mission. He added, “Fortunately for all of us, he joins a talented and dedicated group of professionals in our IT Department who have delivered exceptional service to the court system.”

     “I am excited to be given the opportunity to join the New Hampshire Judicial Branch at such a critical time in the evolution of its use of technology to further its overall mission of providing access to justice,” said Seaton. “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.  My goal is to continue to building on their successes.”  

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Media Contact:
Carole Alfano, Esq.
Communications Manager
NH Judicial Branch
One Charles Doe Drive
Concord, NH 03301
603.271.2646 (ext. 0243)