GREENVILLE, S.C., Aug. 11, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- North State, a technology company based in High Point, NC, today announced the promotion of Glenn Johnson to Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer/Chief Information Security Officer (CIO/CISO).  Johnson will provide leadership to the company’s information systems and related technologies.  He will also oversee corporate-wide governance, policy and strategic direction at North State for all companywide and business unit Information Technology and IT security functions.

Johnson previously served as Chief Technology Officer and Chief Information Security Officer of Stalwart Systems, a company acquired by North State in 2015 and integrated into its Technology Solutions business unit.  Earlier in his career, Johnson held senior-level technical positions in security, networking and Unix administration for two Fortune 100 companies and served in a lead capacity for a NASA enterprise rollout.

“We  are excited to have Glenn as our CIO/CISO and as part of our executive leadership team,” North State  Chief Executive Officer Royster Tucker III said. “Glenn’s new role underscores North State’s focus on strategically using secure technology to deliver great experiences and outcomes for our customers.  We welcome his experience and vision as we continue to build on our strong technology base.”

“I am excited to become CIO/CISO during this exciting time of growth and change,” Johnson said. “Not only is the company providing vital technology IT solutions to customers, but it is also committed to enhancing and leveraging its own IT systems.  I look forward to working with the executive team and the outstanding group of IT professionals to help shape the IT strategy for North State.”

Johnson is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Security Auditor (CISA), Information Systems Security Professional (INFOSEC) and Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), and holds the GIAC Continuous Monitoring Certification (GMON) and Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK).  In addition, Johnson is Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC).

Johnson received BS and MS degrees in information systems from La Salle University.

About North State

North State (OTC:NORSA) (OTC:NORSB) is a technology company focused on inspiring the Internet-driven lifestyle through high-touch experiences. Its fiber-delivered, ultrafast Internet and Internet-driven applications enable residential customers and businesses to efficiently and securely take advantage of the Internet.  Through its Technology Solutions business unit, North State provides best-in-class data center colocation, customized cloud and IT solutions, managed disaster recovery services, managed security and unified communications. For more information, visit

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