Cabinet Secretary Dana Williamson to Depart, New Cabinet Secretary Appointed


SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the appointment of California Department of Finance chief deputy director for budget Keely Bosler as cabinet secretary in the Office of the Governor, replacing Dana Williamson, who has served in that role since 2011.

“Keely has done great work at the Department of Finance and will continue to be a huge asset in her new role,” said Governor Brown. “Dana has been a key member of my administration. With her energy, wit and insight, she has made an enormous contribution to all that we’ve accomplished.”

Bosler, 40, of Sacramento, has served as chief deputy director for budget at the California Department of Finance since 2013. Bosler served as staff director for the California State Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee from 2010 to 2013, where she was a consultant from 2004 to 2009. She served as associate director for fiscal services at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation’s Budget Management Branch from 2009 to 2010 and as a fiscal and policy analyst at the California Legislative Analyst’s Office from 2000 to 2004.

Bosler earned a Master of Science degree in applied economics from Cornell University. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $179,500. She is registered without party preference.

Williamson will be opening her own firm, Grace Public Affairs.