Elissa Konove was appointed undersecretary at the California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA) in May 2019. Konove served as deputy chief executive officer at the Southern California Regional Rail Authority since 2015.
Deputy Secretary, Transportation Planning
Avital Barnea was appointed Deputy Secretary for Transportation Planning at CalSTA by Governor Gavin Newsom in July 2019.
Deputy Secretary, Communications and Strategic Planning
Garin Casaleggio was appointed Deputy Secretary for Communications and Strategic Planning at CalSTA by Governor Newsom in September 2019.
Deputy Secretary, Transportation Safety and Enforcement
Stephanie Dougherty joined the CalSTA team in March 2016. She previously worked at the California Department of Motor Vehicles since 2008, where she most recently served as the Chief of Enterprise Planning and Performance.
Deputy Secretary, Transportation
Chad Edison was reappointed Chief Deputy Secretary for Rail and Transit at CalSTA in September of 2019, where he served as Deputy Secretary for Transportation since 2014. Edison served as Transportation Industry Analyst at the Federal Railroad Administration from 2010 to 2014.
Senior Advisor, High-Speed Rail Authority
Bob Franzoia has been appointed senior advisor on high speed rail at CalSTA. Franzoia served as Chief Deputy Appointments Secretary in the Office of the Governor from 2015 to 2017.
Deputy Secretary, Agency Chief Information Officer
Marcie Kahbody is the Deputy Secretary and Agency Chief Information Officer for CalSTA.
Deputy Secretary, Environmental Policy and Housing Coordination
Darwin Moosavi was appointed Deputy Secretary for Environmental Policy and Housing Coordination at CalSTA in August of 2019 by Governor Gavin Newsom.
Deputy Secretary, Innovative Mobility Solutions
Lori Pepper was appointed the Deputy Secretary for Innovative Mobility Solutions at CalSTA by Governor Newsom in August 2019.
Deputy Secretary, Legislation
Melanie was appointed Deputy Secretary for Legislation at CalSTA in February 2018.
Michael R. Tritz
Deputy Secretary, Audits and Performance Improvement
Michael was appointed to his position when the Agency was created in July 2013, and is responsible for establishing and overseeing the implementation of policies related to audits, investigations and performance-based management throughout the Agency.
Deputy Secretary, Budget and Finance
Alicia M. B. Fowler
Deputy Secretary, General Counsel
In April 2015, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. appointed Alicia as Deputy Secretary and General Counsel. In that position, Alicia provides legal counsel and advice on a wide range of issues affecting the Agency and the several departments, authorities, boards, and commissions within the Agency.
Augustin R. Jimenez
Deputy General Counsel
Augustin provides legal counsel and advice over a wide range of issues affecting the Agency and the several statewide subordinate departments that report directly to the Agency.