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Caltrans Honors its Women on International Women's Day



Date: District: Headquarters
Contact: Erin Gallup von Tersch
Phone: (916) 654-5485
Contact: Tamie McGowen
Phone:(916) 657-5060

SACRAMENTO — Today, on International Women's Day, Caltrans honors its women at all levels who work hard every day to keep California moving.

"A long line of distinguished women in Caltrans have helped advance California's transportation system, many of whom have been recognized by other organizations for their leadership and contributions."
Malcolm Dougherty, Director, Caltrans

A third of Caltrans' executive management are women, including three district directors, six deputy directors, three assistant deputy directors, 8 division chiefs, 15 deputy district directors and the chief of staff. Caltrans women leaders include the Department's first female Chief Legal Counsel and first female Chief Engineer.

Other women who have served as former Caltrans executives have continued to advance their careers in private industry or at other departments, such as the California Transportation Commission, where former Caltrans Deputy Director of Audits and Investigations Susan Bransen is currently serving as Executive Director.

Current female Caltrans executive leaders include:

These women are helping Caltrans improve safety, mobility and the economy by meeting project delivery commitments, protecting the Department's legal interests, and advancing technology, innovation and sustainable business practices.

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