Governor Brown Announces Appointments – Paul Benedetto, Anna Brannen

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Contact: Governor’s Press Office
Friday, August 19, 2011
(916) 445-4571
Governor Brown Announces Appointments
SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments

Paul Benedetto, 51, of Elk Grove, has been appointed deputy secretary of operations at the California Technology Agency. Benedetto has been director of the Office of Systems Integration at the California Health and Human Services Agency since 2008 after serving as chief deputy director from 2007 to 2008. He was chief of the Information Systems Division in the Infrastructure Support Section at the Department of Motor Vehicles from 2005 to 2007, and the chief of the Administrative Services Bureau in the Information Systems Division of the State Controller’s Office from 1999 to 2004. Benedetto was a data processing manager in the Information Management Division of the California Highway Patrol from 1996 to 1999, and was chief of staff of the Hawkins Data Center in the Electronic Data Processing Contracts and Procurements Section at the California Department of Justice from 1995 to 1996. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $130,000. Benedetto is a Democrat.

Anna Brannen, 53, of Elk Grove, has been appointed deputy secretary of policy at the California Technology Agency. Brannen has been the chief information officer at the Board of Equalization since 2007. She was deputy director at the Office of Technology Services from 2005 to 2007 and principal budget analyst in the Legislative Analyst’s Office from 1999 to 2005. Brannen was a data processing manager at the Department of Information Technology from 1997 to 1999 and data processing manager at the Employment Development Department from 1986 to 1997. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the salary is $130,000. Brannen is registered decline-to-state.

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Governor Jerry Brown
State Capitol Building
Sacramento, CA 95814