Carrie Parikh is departing her post as Chief Operating Officer of the New Jersey Office of Information Technology and will join Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield as their first Chief Privacy Officer, the New Jersey Globe has learned.
Parikh joined Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration in 2018 after serving as senior counsel for global privacy and data security for the Wyndham Hotel Group.
In addition to serving as COO, Parikh was also the state’s chief data and privacy officer. She began her career as an Eagleton Fellow working for U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg, and later served as a law clerk to U.S. District Court Judge Esther Salas.
The news website Government Technology first reported on Tuesday that Parikh would be replaced as COO by Roger Gibson, the deputy chief technology officer for cloud operations, and that Christine Campbell, the deputy chief technology officer, will take over the role of as the top data and privacy official.