University of Denver

Todd Nuccio

State Court Administrator, Iowa Judicial Branch

Todd Nuccio has served as the State Court Administrator (SCA) for the State of Iowa since September 2017. As SCA, he provides leadership to ensure the Iowa Judicial Branch achieves its goals and carries out its constitutional and statutory duties while operating Iowa's unified court system efficiently and effectively.

Prior to coming to Iowa, Mr. Nuccio served as the Trial Court Administrator for North Carolina’s 26th Judicial District, which runs concurrent with the geographical borders of Mecklenburg County. As TCA, he was responsible for the organizing, planning, and directing of all non-judicial activities within the district. He served that position for twenty-five years. During his tenure, numerous innovative programs and services were developed that brought forth local, state, and national recognition. Awards received include the American Bar Associations 2014 Burnham “Hod” Greeley Award; 2010, 2007, and 2006 Judicial Administration Award from the North Carolina Conference of Court Administrators; 2008 Liberty Bell Award from the Mecklenburg County Bar; 2005 John Neufeld Court Achievement Award from the Mid–Atlantic Association of Court Management; and the 2004 Justice Achievement Award, Honorable Mention, from the National Association of Court Management.

Prior to his time in Charlotte, Mr. Nuccio served for five years as the Trial Court Administrator in North Carolina’s 12th Judicial District (Cumberland County) and for two years as Assistant Court Administrator for Iowa’s 7th Judicial District (Quad Cities). Mr. Nuccio is a long-standing member of the National Association of Court Management and has held the office of President and Treasurer with the North Carolina Conference of Court Administrators. Outside of his professional duties, Mr. Nuccio has periodically served as adjunct faculty to the Master’s in Public Administration Program at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

He is also an active member of his community, engaging in a number of child care and educational related organizations. He is the immediate-past chair of the Countryside Montessori School Board, a former member of the Mecklenburg County Smart Start Board, the driving force behind the creation of Justice Initiatives, Inc., and an Ex-Officio board member of Larry King’s Clubhouse: Children’s Play and Care Center.

Mr. Nuccio is a native of Downers Grove, Illinois. He received his B.A. in Political Science from Northern Illinois University in 1984, his B.A. in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 1999, and his M.S. in Judicial Administration from the University of Denver College of Law in 1985.