New chief facts officer for New York state: ‘Not terrible for a ‘C’ college student from Norfolk’

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — “Not bad for a ‘C’ student”: That is what Angelo”Tony” Riddick has to say as he settles into his new work as the main data officer for the Point out of New York.

Buddies get in touch with him Tony, and WAVY-Tv 10’s Regina Mobley is one particular of them. Tony Riddick and Regina graduated from Granby High School in 1979 and, several years later in the 1990s, they turned the initially Black graduates inducted into the Granby High University Hall of Fame.

There is also a double just take.

The Riddick identical twins Angelo and Lorenzo have been very well-regarded in the halls of Granby Significant University exactly where they had been achieved members of the football workforce and the NJROTC system. Equally had been destined for the officer ranks, in which about the several years Tony Riddick served in Germany, Korea, and Iraq, and The Pentagon. Lorenzo Riddick, the VIP pilot, served in Korea, Saudi Arabia, Oklahoma, Georgia, and Alabama.

(Photo courtesy: Angelo Riddick)

In 2008, Tony Riddick, a colonel, and their former NJROTC teacher Paul Evans presided over the retirement ceremony of twin brother Lt. Col. Lorenzo Riddick. Lorenzo Riddick is now the director of operations at Fort Eustis in Newport News.

Tony Riddick retired in 2014 and in 2016 he was named as the governor’s director of the Bureau of Data Engineering and main facts officer of the U.S. Virgin Islands.

In December 2020, Tony Riddick built record when he turned the first Black main data officer for the Point out of New York.

The twins have produced their mother, Brenda Owen, of Hampton, proud about and around once again.