Judd Nicholson is Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Georgetown University, where he implements a vision for the continual modernization of the technological infrastructure that supports Georgetown’s academic mission of teaching, learning and research in our increasingly connected world.
Judd first came to Georgetown as Deputy Chief Information Officer in 2012 and has played a key role in the execution of a five-year technology modernization initiative, implementing innovative, enterprise-level academic computing systems and services harnessing mobile enablement, cloud storage, and big data to enhance University operations. Other components of this work have included the streamlining of direct technological support to the teaching and research work of faculty, as well as the implementation of a framework to address and enhance cyber security at Georgetown. Additionally, alongside Vice President for Advancement Bart Moore, Judd led the design of Georgetown 360, a strategy to replace and modernize Georgetown’s advancement systems and achieve an integrated, campus wide approach to alumni and donor engagement.
Prior to coming to Georgetown, Judd was the Deputy Assistant Director and Deputy CIO of the Information Technology Division at the US Marshals Service. There he led a three year transformation effort across the US Marshals. Judd also worked as Chief of the Counter Intelligence and Human Intelligence Mission Applications Group for the Defense Intelligence Agency and served in three different roles for Counter Intelligence Field Activity. Judd also served in the U.S. Navy in multiple roles.
He has received multiple awards throughout the course of his career, including being recognized by the IDG CIO Executive Council in 2016 as one of the 25 Ones to Watch – Honoring IT Leaders who exemplify the business, people and technology leadership skills of the future-state CIO.
Judd is a graduate of Excelsior College in New York and holds a MPS in Technology Management from Georgetown University. He and his family live in Virginia.