I am pleased to report that the Governor has appointed Chris Cruz as our new Chief Deputy Director over Operations. Chris is well known in the IT community as an innovative and cutting edge leader in public sector IT. He is coming to us from his position as CIO at the Department of Health Care Services where he has responsibility not only for an IT operation that serves not only one of the largest departments in government but also provides services to the HHS Agency and other sister departments within the agency. He is a key member of the HHS IT governance council and he has been recognized numerous times for his accomplishments. He will be a great addition to the California Department of Technology and I am pleased to have him join us.
Please join me in welcoming Chris to the team.