Chris “Rocky” Campione is the Department of Energy’s new chief information officer after just a few weeks as principal deputy CIO, the department’s website shows.
Campione was elevated to the top job after the departure of Max Everett, who left on July 19 to be the CIO and vice president of the 2020 Republican National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. Everett spent two years as DOE’s top information officer.
Campione returned to DOE after a 10-year stint in the private sector working in the federal division of Planet Technologies, an IT services company. Prior to that, Campione was a senior adviser to the deputy secretary of Energy and worked on national security issues, according to his LinkedIn profile.
DOE public affairs could not be reached for comment.