Governor Names Wabash Alum to Head Intelenet Commission
by Jim Amidon
July 28, 2004
Gov. Joe Kernan today named Sean Fahey of Indianapolis as the executive
director of the state's Intelenet Commission.
In the position, Fahey will oversee the quasi-state agency that
administers the Indiana Telecommunications Network, a high speed,
integrated network dedicated to the public sector. Additionally, the
agency works with state and local governments to enhance their Web
presence, including managing the state's Web site, www.in.gov
"Intelenet is key to our continued efforts to bring state and local
government closer to Hoosiers, utilizing the latest Web technologies and
all that the Internet has to offer," Kernan said. "Sean brings a strong
background in technology and government efficiency. I am thrilled that he has
accepted this position and confident that he will continue to strengthen
our ability to provide better services to Hoosiers."
Fahey joined Intelenet in June and works directly with state and local
governments to help expand their Web presence. Prior to that, he spent
more than two years as the deputy director of the Indiana Department of
Natural Resources, responsible for the agency's management information
systems. Additionally, he previously served as Gov. Frank O'Bannon's
director of High Performance Government, procurement director for the
Indiana Department of Administration and the deputy director of
development finance for the Indiana Department of Commerce.
"I look forward to this opportunity to strengthen state and local
governments' ability to reach Hoosiers more efficiently and
effectively," Fahey said. "Technology continues to bring government
closer to our citizens and the result is better accessibility and
Fahey graduated from Wabash in 1991 with a bachelor's degree in math,
and earned his master's degree in business administration from Indiana
He replaces Kent Champagne, who has served as interim executive director
since April, and will begin his duties on Monday, Aug. 2.