The Board of Directors of the Open Justice Broker Consortium (OJBC)—which is dedicated to improving justice information sharing through the reuse of low-cost, open-source and standards-based integration software—has appointed Mr. Andrew Owen as OJBC Executive Director, effective May 1, 2017.

In this role, he serves as the chief executive officer of the consortium, managing its work and business, serving on Board Committees, and reporting to the Board.

“The OJBC Board is proud to welcome Andrew to his new role,” said OJBC Chair Matt Ruel, Maine State Bureau of Identification. “He has an extensive knowledge of open source software and information sharing needs of State and Local government and many years of experience implementing standards-conformant solutions. To these, he also brings thought leadership and a strong commitment to innovation. I am looking forward to working with him on moving the OJBC along in its mission to promote a more effective, efficient justice system.”

Andrew has played a key role in supporting members and day-to-day operations of the OJBC since its inception in 2011, directing software development activities, and ensuring that all technical solutions are implemented in accordance with the OJBC technical architecture. In addition, he is Director of Information Sharing Programs for SEARCH, The National Consortium for Justice Information and Statistics, where he oversees initiatives to support justice and public safety information sharing nationwide for federal, state, local, and tribal organizations.

Mr. Owen replaces Mr. Scott Came as OJBC’s Executive Director. For more information about the OJBC, please visit www.ojbc.org or follow us on Twitter @OJBConsortium.