Carlos Ramos was unanimously confirmed Monday as director of the California Department of Technology in an exercise that became necessary following the state’s technology reorganization last year.
Ramos, who has served as California’s chief information officer since 2011, had to be reconfirmed after the California Technology Agency, for which he served as secretary, was reorganized as the California Department of Technology last summer.
He was approved with a 33-0 vote by the California state senate.
The vote comes less than a week after Ramos was recognized for his 25 years of state service in an award from Marybel Batjer, the secretary of the California Government Operations Agency.
Ramos began his state career as a principal budget analyst for the California Department of Finance in 1989 and has held several leadership positions in his time with the state, including CIO of the state’s Department of Social Services, director of the Stephen P. Teale Data Center and director of the California Office of System Integration, which manages the state Health and Human Services Agency’s multibillion dollar IT portfolio.
Congratulations to Director Carlos Ramos for your 25 years of state service! pic.twitter.com/7zYRaKqtgV
— Dept. of Technology (@CADeptTech) May 16, 2014