Cal OES Executive Team

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Director Team/DispForm.aspx?ID=4DirectorMarkGhilarducciDirector of Cal OES which includes all Cal OES divisions, departments and offices, and all activities charged with protecting lives and property.4<div class="ExternalClassF37A3F457E3D497B9BF86463C0A3AA32"><p>Mark S. Ghilarducci serves as the Director of the California Governors Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) in the Office of Governor Gavin Newsom.  Appointed January 8, 2019 by Governor Newsom to continue his service as Director, following his appointment on July 1, 2013 by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.  Ghilarducci also previously served as Secretary of the California Emergency Management Agency, appointed in February 2012 by Governor Brown.  <br> <br>As a member of the Cabinet, Director Ghilarducci serves as the Governors Homeland Security Advisor and oversees statewide public safety, emergency management, emergency communications, counter-terrorism efforts and the State Treat Assessment System. <br> <br>In 2000, Ghilarducci was appointed as Deputy Director of the California Governors Office of Emergency Services where he oversaw statewide emergency operations, planning and training.  Ghilarducci also previously served as a Federal Coordinating Officer (FCO) with the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) under President William J. Clinton. <br> <br>Director Ghilarducci has more than 30 years of diversified service in public safety in both the public and private sectors.<br></p></div>


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