National Director of Business Development
Rod Houpe is the National Director of Business Development for Education Networks of America (ENA). He has extensive experience creating the technology vision and leading the strategic IT initiatives of multiple large enterprise K-12 organizations. Early in his career he served as both Deputy CIO and CIO for the Ohio Department of Commerce, leading the department’s strategic IT initiatives. Rod then went on to hold CIO positions at Columbus City Schools, Cleveland Public Library, and most recently Cleveland Metropolitan School District. Rod has been an active member of CoSN and the Council of Great City Schools, presenting on best practices and serving on a number of peer review boards. He has been the recipient of numerous state and national awards, a featured speaker at various IT conferences, and published numerous articles on technology innovation in public education.