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SEARCH Board Selects Scott Came as New Executive DirectorBack See more recent articles
The SEARCH Board of Directors unanimously selected Mr. Came for the position on December 20, 2012, following an extensive national search for Mr. Hawley's replacement.
Mr. Came is currently Deputy Executive Director of SEARCH, and has served on the SEARCH staff since 2006.
"Scott's knowledge of SEARCH, his extensive information technology experience, his work in creating information-sharing solutions, and his knowledge of the current issues facing the SEARCH Members all combined to make him the strongest candidate the Board interviewed," said Chairman Aumand.
He added, "The Board, Membership, and Staff of SEARCH congratulate Scott and look forward to his leading SEARCH into the future."
In the Executive Director role, Mr. Came will lead SEARCH staff in delivering products and services to justice and public safety organizations across the United States; support the SEARCH Membership Group in achieving corporate goals and objectives; and represent SEARCH before various branches and levels of government and partner organizations.
In his time at SEARCH, Mr. Came has overseen the organization's technical assistance activities, through which SEARCH helps justice organizations nationwide to improve information sharing and safeguarding. He also directly supported the charter state members of the Open Justice Broker Consortium (OJBC) in launching this innovative approach to the sharing of technology and services.
He has served in leadership or advisory positions within national justice community standards development efforts, including those of the Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative and National Information Exchange Model (NIEM). In these efforts, he has promoted business strategy, sound policy, and architecture as the foundations for the effective use of technology for information sharing.
Prior to joining SEARCH, Mr. Came held several positions in both the public and private sectors supporting the effective use of information technology in government.
Mr. Came will be the fifth Executive Director in SEARCH's history since its incorporation in 1974. His predecessors are:
- Mr. O.J. "Bud" Hawkins, 1974-1978
- Mr. Steven Kolodney, 1978-1983
- Mr. Gary R. Cooper, 1983-2003
- Mr. Ronald P. Hawley, 2003-2013