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 12 th 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.