Governor Appoints Yolanda Richardson as GovOps Secretary

By Published On: January 22, 2020

Governor Newsom today announced the appointment of Yolanda Richardson to serve as the new secretary of the Government Operations Agency, according to his press office:

Yolanda Richardson, 49, of Roseville, has been appointed secretary of the Government Operations Agency. Richardson has been president at Teloiv Consulting since 2016. She was chief deputy executive director at Covered California from 2011 to 2016. Richardson was chief operating officer at Cal eConnect from 2009 to 2011 and at San Francisco Health Plan from 2007 to 2009. Richardson held several positions at Pac Advantage from 2003 to 2007, including vice president of operations, director of operations and training officer. She is a member of the Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $217,292. Richardson is a Democrat.

Richardson takes over for acting secretary Julie Lee who was appointed after the departure of Marybel Batjer.

GovOps oversees several Executive Branch agencies, including the California Departments of Technology, General Services, and Human Relations.

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