William Bradley Jr. is set to retire as executive vice president, chief administrative officer, general counsel and corporate secretary for NIC (Nasdaq: EGOV) on Dec. 31.
Bradley served as executive officer of NIC in 1998 upon the company’s formation and later joined its board of directors for a short term, NIC said Tuesday.
He was also instrumental in the company’s initial public offering in July 1999.
“Brad Bradley is not only considered one of the founders of our company, but he created the vision of eGovernment in 1987, ” said Harry Herington, NIC CEO and chairman of the board.
“For nearly 30 years he has followed his passion of making government information and interactions more convenient by taking them online, ” Herington added.
Bradley volunteered to help initiate NIC’s eGovernment model in June 1987 and authored the Information Network of Kansas Act, which was implemented in 1990 to form the information network of Kansas led by Bradley.
In 1995, he took executive roles at NIC’s forerunner companies such as Nebraska Interactive and Indiana Interactive.
NIC says the company will work on the transition within Bradley’s areas of responsibility over the next six months.