Executive Staff Brian C. Annis Secretary In January 2018, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. appointed Brian as Acting Secretary. Prior to this appointment, Brian served as Undersecretary at the California State Transportation Agency and prior to that served as Deputy Secretary for Transportation at the Business, Transportation and Housing Agency. View More Details Christine Inouye Undersecretary Christine Inouye was appointed undersecretary at the California State Transportation Agency in February 2018. View More Details Russia Chavis Deputy Secretary, Budget and Finance Russia was appointed Deputy Secretary for Budget and Finance in December of 2015. Previously, Russia was appointed by Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. as the Deputy Secretary for Transportation Safety and Enforcement in September of 2013, after which she served as the acting director to the Office of Traffic Safety. View More Details Stephanie Dougherty 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. View More Details Chad Edison Deputy Secretary, Transportation In November 2013, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. appointed Chad as Deputy Secretary for Transportation. Prior to his appointment, Chad served the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration as a transportation industry analyst since 2010. View More Details Carol Farris Deputy Secretary, Policy Coordination In April 2013, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. appointed Carol as Deputy Secretary for Policy Coordination. View More Details Melissa Figueroa Deputy Secretary, Communications and Strategic Planning Melissa was appointed Deputy Secretary of Communications and Strategic Planning in July 2015. View More Details Bob Franzoia Senior Advisor, High-Speed Rail Authority Bob Franzoia has been appointed senior advisor on high speed rail at the State Transportation Agency. Franzoia served as Chief Deputy Appointments Secretary in the Office of the Governor from 2015 to 2017. View More Details Marcie Kahbody Deputy Secretary, Agency Chief Information Officer Marcie has held various positions in the field of information technology with the State of California for the past 25 years. View More Details 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. View More Details Kate White Deputy Secretary, Environmental Policy and Housing Coordination In September 2013, Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. appointed Kate White as Deputy Secretary of Environmental Policy and Housing Coordination. View More Details Legal Staff 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. View More Details 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. View More Details Contact UsThe CalSTA office is located at: 915 Capitol Mall, Suite 350B Sacramento, California 95814 For more information, visit the Agency’s blog at www.calstablog.wordpress.com, or find us on Twitter @ca_trans_agency. Member Agencies Board of Pilot Commissioners (BOPC) California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) California Highway Patrol (CHP) California Transportation Commission (CTC) Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) California High-Speed Rail Authority (HSRA) New Motor Vehicle Board (NMVB) Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) Get Connected DMV's Online Services Caltrans Quick Map Road Conditions and Traffic Info Issue Areas State Rail Assistance Program Tribal Relations Contact Us Press Releases CalSTA Blog Follow us on Twitter California has applied for the assignment of Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) environmental review responsibilities under the National Environmental Policy Act. This will enable more efficient environmental reviews and approvals required to advance the high-speed rail program. The FRA is soliciting public comment on the State’s application. For information on reviewing and commenting on the application package, visit the Application for NEPA Assignment page.