SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued the following statement after the recent departure of Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency Secretary Anna Caballero:
“From the start of the administration, Secretary Caballero has led the Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency with distinction and a real sense of public service,” said Governor Brown. “I am grateful for her service to the people of California.”
Anna Caballero was appointed Secretary of the State and Consumer Services Agency by Governor Brown in March 2011 and continued in this role at the Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency, established as part of the administration’s reorganization of state government in 2013. Her final day as Secretary was Wednesday, November 11, 2015.
Governor Brown also announced today that Alexis Podesta has been named Acting Secretary of the Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency, where she has served as Undersecretary. Podesta, 35, of Sacramento, served as Director of External Affairs and International Affairs and Chief of Protocol in the Office of Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. from 2011 to 2015. She was a special assistant to the senior vice president of public affairs and senior advisor to the chairman and chief executive officer at Pacific Gas and Electric Company from 2009 to 2011 and was manager of government relations at the Walt Disney Company from 2007 to 2009. Podesta served as director of scheduling in the Office of U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein from 2002 to 2007. Podesta is a Democrat.