David Behen

David Behen

David B. Behen is the Chief Information Officer and Vice President at La-Z-Boy Incorporated, since June 2017.  He leads the IT function across the enterprise, aligning technology with La-Z-Boy’s business objectives.  In this critical role, he will ensure optimal technology performance and cybersecurity for the company in support of La-Z-Boy’s future growth and success across our manufacturing and retail operations. David has over 15 years of progressive IT leadership and development experience.  Prior to joining La-Z- Boy, David spent six and half years as a Cabinet member for Governor Rick Snyder as the Director of the Department of Technology, Management and Budget and Chief Information Officer for the State of Michigan.

He has served as a keynote speaker, expert panelist, and moderator for national and international audiences providing expertise on information technology, cybersecurity, data management, and leadership.  David and his wife, Rosalie, have three children, Isabel, 17, Josh, 15, and Olivia, 12.  He has a passion for running, baseball, volleyball, fishing and enjoys spending time with his family and friends.


  • Bachelor's degree, Eastern Michigan University.
  •  Master's degree in public administration, 1996, EMU.


  • Favorite Book: In the Garden of Beasts, by Erik Larson
  • Success in one word: Happiness