OTech Director Ron Hughes Confirmed by Senate Rules Committee

Office of Technology Services Director Ron Hughes
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SACRAMENTO – The Senate Rules Committee Wednesday unanimously confirmed the appointment of Office of Technology Services (OTech) Director Ron Hughes.  Appointed by Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. on March 20, 2012, Director Hughes was confirmed by a vote of 5 – 0.

“Ron is uniquely qualified to lead the Office of Technology Services and the Senate Rules committee confirmed this today,” said California Technology Agency Secretary Carlos Ramos. “Ron brings an extraordinary combination of private sector experience and more than 20 years of California government and technology environment experience. He has literally designed, built and operated data centers from the ground up, in California and all over the world.”

Today’s action by the committee advances Director Hughes’ confirmation to the Senate floor for final approval. Gubernatorial appointees must be approved by a majority vote of the Senate within one year of assuming office.

The Office of Technology Services (OTech), one of three offices within the California Technology Agency, provides information technology services to more than 500 State, county, federal and local government entities. Through the use of a secure and state-of-the-art statewide network, OTech delivers a variety of services including computing, networking, electronic messaging and training, allowing governments the ability to provide streamlined, secure, cost effective and quality services to all Californians.