S1:E6 Cathryn Rivera-Hernandez- Appointments Secretary, Office of California Governor Gavin Newsom

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By Dianne Gubin and Beth Hilbing, Dianne Gubin, and Beth Hilbing. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Beth and Dianne speak with Cathryn Rivera-Hernandez, Appointments Secretary for Governor Gavin Newsom. They discuss her journey into this high profile role, work-life balance, and the greatest take aways from her successful career!
Cathryn Rivera-Hernandez was appointed by Governor Newsom in June 2019 to serve as Appointments Secretary. Prior to her appointment, Ms. Rivera-Hernandez served three administrations as a Board Member on the Agricultural Labor Relations Board beginning with her appointment by Governor Davis in November 2002. Prior to joining the ALRB, Ms. Rivera-Hernandez served as the Chief Deputy Cabinet Secretary for Governor Gray Davis. As Chief Deputy, Ms. Rivera-Hernandez served as the Governor’s liaison to various state agencies, departments, and boards including the Health and Human Services Agency, the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Office of Emergency Services, and Department of Food and Agriculture. As a member of the Cabinet office, Ms. Rivera-Hernandez was responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of administration policy and legislative initiatives within the agencies. Ms. Rivera-Hernandez also served as special legal counsel, working closely with the Legal Affairs Secretary on significant legal matters arising within the agencies and departments.

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