TechCA CEO Jennifer Saha issued the following statement on Michael Wilkening leaving his position as Special Advisor to Gov. Newsom on innovation and digital services:
“Michael has inspired and recruited a new team of leaders to help California transition into a modern, digital future that will forever change the way government services are delivered,” said Saha. “On behalf of our state’s technology industry, TechCA congratulates him on a successful career and well-deserved retirement.”
Prior to serving on Gov. Newsom’s staff, Wilkening was Secretary of the California Health and Human Services Agency, among other positions in the Executive Branch where he served the people of California for 25 years.