Gov. Newsom on Friday announced the appointment of Ana Lasso as the new director of the California Department of General Service. Lasso replaces Daniel Kim who left the position in January. Details of the announcement include:
Ana M. Lasso, 44, of Whittier, has been appointed Director of the Department of General Services. Lasso has served as Exposition Park General Manager at the California Natural Resources Agency since 2014. She held several positions at the Los Angeles Unified School District from 2006 to 2014, including Program Manager, Director of Planning and Joint Use and Innovation Bond Program, and Senior Planner. Lasso was an Associate at S&Y Capital Group from 2004 to 2006. She held several positions at the Office of Los Angeles Unified School District School Board Member David Tokofsky from 2002 to 2004, including Chief of Staff and Field Operations Director. Lasso earned a Master of City Planning degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Lasso is a member of the MIT Alumni Association, UCLA Alumni Association and Hispanas Organized for Political Equality (HOPE). Lasso is an executive board member and vice chair at the Figueroa Corridor Business Improvement District. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $197,796. Lasso is a Democrat.