I've bid farewell to ZirMed and moved on to Kentucky Interactive, a wholly owned subsidiary of NIC that operates Kentucky.gov as a collaborative effort with the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

I was with ZirMed for only seven short months and was not actively seeking other employment, but this opportunity with Kentucky Interactive just kind of fell in my lap, and I would have been crazy not to pursue it.

The Kentucky Interactive office is only 20 minutes from my house. Compared to my horrendous 80 to 90 minute commute each way to ZirMed, I’m getting the equivalent of more than an entire workday back each week. What to do, what to do?

The savings in time, gas, and wear and tear on my vehicle alone is well worth switching, but my new job offers me more variety and opportunities to better utilize the depth and breadth of my skills and experience and gain experience with newer technologies. I originally had high hopes for a long career with ZirMed, and it was not an easy decision to leave after such a short time. I had expected that after six months I would have seen more variety of work, used more current technologies, and integrated more successfully with my team and the company culture as a whole. But as it turned out, it just wasn’t a good fit on multiple levels.

My compensation with Kentucky Interactive is excellent, and the benefits package is well above industry norms. The local office is small, but they have the backing of a publicly-traded corporation. The people are friendly and genuine, and I’m very comfortable with them. Most importantly, it just feels “right.”

I’m looking forward to a long and prosperous career with Kentucky Interactive and NIC!

About Kentucky Interactive

Kentucky Interactive LLC operates Kentucky.gov as a collaborative effort with the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Based in Frankfort, Kentucky Interactive provides a secure, mobile-friendly platform that allows government agencies of any size to conduct business online and improve public access to information. Kentucky Interactive is part of NIC’s (NASDAQ: EGOV) family of companies.

About NIC

Founded in 1992, NIC (NASDAQ: EGOV) is the nation’s leading provider of innovative digital government solutions and secure payment processing, which help make government more accessible to everyone through technology. The family of NIC companies provides digital government solutions for more than 4,500 federal, state, and local agencies in the United States. Forbes has named NIC as one of the “100 Best Small Companies in America” six times and the company has been included four times on the Barron’s 400 Index. Additional information is available at http://www.egov.com.