Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. today announced the following appointment.

Carlos Ramos, 48, of Elk Grove, has been appointed secretary of the California Technology Agency. Ramos currently owns Maestro Consulting, where he consults for both private and public sector clients on information technology issues. He has more than 26 years of experience in California government, serving as the director of the Office of Systems Integration from 2006 to 2008, assistant secretary and agency information officer of the Health and Human Services Agency from 2004 to 2008, director of the Stephen P. Teale Data Center from 2001 to 2004, deputy director and chief information officer for the Department of Social Services from 1999 to 2001, branch chief for the child welfare services case management system for the Department of Social Services from 1997 to 1999, and principal budget analyst for the Department of Finance from 1989 to 1997. Ramos is a senior fellow for the Center for Digital Government, a member of the Human Services Information Technology Advisory Group, and a member-at-large of TechAmerica. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $175,000. Ramos is a Democrat.