Harry Herington has been a leader at NIC Inc. (Nasdaq: EGOV) for almost 30 years and was appointed CEO and Chairman of the Board in 2008. However, when asked about his career, Harry typically provides a different title, perhaps his most important yet: “Guardian of Company Culture.”
“I believe that every CEO’s primary responsibility is the culture of the company,” Harry said. “The proper culture will set a tone of integrity, trust and empowerment that is critical for success. With these ingredients and strong strategic focus, a company is able to achieve greatness. In addition to driving success for your investors and employees, a leader must also ensure the company is a good corporate citizen. Generating an appropriate financial return is not enough, companies have an obligation to invest in their communities.”
Harry’s commitment to being a good corporate citizen is evident in his work at NIC, a leading digital government solutions and payments company, serving more than 7,000 federal, state and local government agencies across the nation. With headquarters in Olathe, Kan., and offices in more than 30 states, NIC delivers digital services that make it easier and more efficient for citizens to interact with government. With the onslaught of the COVID-19 pandemic, NIC also began making it safe to interact with government, leveraging technology to deliver important communications, pandemic unemployment and even COVID-19 testing, vaccine administration and vaccine scheduling.