Runbeck Election Services Appoints Ken Matta as CIO

Runbeck Election Services Appoints Ken Matta as CIO


Former Arizona election security chief joins industry-leading elections company as CIO

Runbeck Election Services, an elections services company focused on delivering election printing, equipment, and software solutions, announced that Ken Matta has been appointed Chief Information Officer. Matta most recently served as Arizona’s election security chief at the Secretary of State’s office. Throughout his twenty-year tenure in his previous position, Matta worked through five administrations and administered testing on voting systems across the state. 

“Ken’s expertise in election security will be a great asset to Runbeck Election Services as we continue to be a trusted election partner for jurisdictions across the country,” said Jeff Ellington, CEO of Runbeck Election Services. “All of us at Runbeck congratulate Ken on a great career in public service and are looking forward to seeing his impact on our company and for our customers.”

Matta’s IT and election experience began at the Secretary of State’s office in 2002, and includes election operations, software design, system administration, network administration, information security, and all other facets of election security. Matta will be working directly with the Runbeck Election Services executive team to provide expertise that will allow Runbeck to further drive innovation in the election industry. 

“Throughout my career, I have always wanted to raise the standards to continuously improve election security. I am eager to do just that, and on a larger scale, with the team at Runbeck Election Services,” said Ken Matta, CIO at Runbeck Election Services. “I am grateful for all that I was able to accomplish while working at the Secretary of State’s office and am inspired to tackle what lies ahead in my new role.” 

Matta is a state-certified election officer and currently sits on several federal and state committees focused on election security. In his personal life, Matta enjoys spending time with his kid, working on and driving muscle cars and motorcycles, and hiking wherever is possible. 


About Runbeck Election Services: 

Since 1972, Runbeck Election Services has preserved the integrity of the American democratic process by partnering with cities, counties, and states to provide a trusted election experience. They develop cutting-edge equipment, software, and print and mail solutions that are accurate, efficient, and secure. Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, Runbeck Election Services leverages their five decades of experience to successfully innovate the election process for partners in over 22 states and almost 70% of voters nationwide. As America’s Election Partner®, Runbeck Election Services is dedicated to Defending Democracy® through innovation, integrity, teamwork, and excellence. More information is available at


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