New Employee Joins Development Team 1

Please give Curtis Conner a warm welcome as he joins Development Team 1 as a Software Engineer!

As a Software Engineer, Curtis’s duties include developing software applications using C#.NET, VB.NET and ASP.NET, along with providing support to BHR. Before joining the Bureau of Information and Telecommunications team, he spent a little over a year as a consultant at Eagle Creek Software Services here in Pierre and before that he spent a year as an Intern Programmer/Analyst at Resource Data Inc. in Anchorage, Alaska.

Curtis graduated at the top of his class from the University of Alaska Anchorage with a Bachelor in Computer Science and a Minor in Computer Systems Engineering, receiving the Outstanding Computer Science Graduate Award. He and his wife, Cristine, have been married for nearly 9 years and have a daughter who will be turning 1 in March. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with family, fishing, and hunting.

Welcome to the BIT team, Curtis. We look forward to working with you.

New BIT Employee: Ryan Ogan

Ryan Ogan has joined the BIT Project Management Office! As a project manager, Ryan will be responsible for overseeing and directing projects to ensure they are carried out and completed effectively using advanced project management methods.

Ryan Ogan

Born and raised in Pierre, he and his wife, Nicole, moved back after graduating from Black Hills State University—eleven years later they are still here, now with the addition of two sons. Ryan has worked in I/T for over 15 years in many capacities from desktop support, server/systems administration, networking/network security to project management.  He recently left the SD Board of Regents to join the BIT team after working there for over 10 years. Because of its ever changing tendencies, there is rarely a dull moment in the field of I/T which is why Ryan enjoys it so much.

In his spare time he enjoys spending time with family, riding motorcycles and trying to keep tabs on professional football.  He has been a diehard Washington Redskins fan for many years.

All of BIT looks forward to working beside you and getting to know you better. Welcome to the team, Ryan!