The California Department of Technology announced that Carolyn Nordstrom will become the new deputy director of the Project Management Office (PMO).
Nordstrom has worked over two decades in both the private and public sector, including positions in IT consulting services, the California State Lottery, and most recently as executive consultant for Alexan RPM, a Sacramento-based risk and project management advisory service provider.
From 2015 to 2019, Nordstrom served as chief of staff to the chief information officer at her alma mater, UC Davis, where she graduated in 1990 with a bachelor’s degree in applied behavioral sciences. At UC Davis, Nordstrom “spearheaded an effort to develop and implement IT governance for the University,” said CDT spokesman Bob Andosca in an email.
In her new role in the PMO, Nordstrom will be tasked with leading teams that manage project-related data and analytics as well as providing consulting services for various statewide IT projects.
The CA PMO develops, implements and maintains statewide project management policy, methodology and standards to strengthen and mature project and portfolio management practices and improves the overall success of the State’s IT project portfolio, according to Andosca.
Nordstrom takes over as deputy director for Andrew Wertin, who was recently promoted to Deputy State Chief Project Officer within the Office of Statewide Project Delivery. She will report to Andrea Spears, the chief project officer in the Office of Statewide Project Delivery.