Chief Financial Officer, Deputy Director, Finance
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)

Ms. Norma Ortega was appointed as Deputy Director Finance/Chief Financial Officer for the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) in August 2009. Ms. Ortega is responsible Caltrans financial management and policy as well as federal and state programming of transportation projects. Ms. Ortega oversees the Divisions of Accounting, Budgets, and Programming. She oversees the Caltrans budgets of over $10 billion. Ms. Ortega has been with Caltrans over 25 years and has served in a number of increasing responsible fiscal management positions including assignments in the Divisions of Accounting, Auditing, Program Evaluation and Analysis, and Local Assistance including five years as the Chief Budgets Officer. Ms.Ortega represents Caltrans on federal, state, and local funding and financing issues before the State's transportation fund allocation organization, the California Transportation Commission, and the California State Legislature. Other assignments include se rving as a fiscal advisor during the development of Governor Schwarzenegger's Strategic Growth Plan, which lead to a $19.94 billion transportation bond proposal. Ms. Ortega is overseeing the Road Charge Pilot for California.

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