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.
Chief Deputy Secretary, Rail and Transit
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.
Deputy Secretary, Legislation
Alejandro Espinoza was appointed Deputy Secretary for Legislation in December, 2019.
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In November 2019, Giles Giovinazzi started as Senior Advisor to the California State Transportation Agency with over 20 years of transportation policy, legislative and regulatory experience.
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, Audits and Performance Improvement
Deputy Secretary, Budget and Finance
Deputy Secretary, General Counsel
Scott was appointed Deputy Secretary General Counsel in November, 2019.
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.