Gov. Newsom Appoints Amy Tong as GovOps Secretary

Published On: February 8, 2022

Gov. Gavin Newsom appointed Amy Tong as the new Secretary of the Government Operations Agency (GovOps), according to a Monday press release. 

“With her keen focus on creating a culture of innovation, commitment to public service and proven track record, Director Tong’s leadership is integral to continue implementing our vision for bringing government technology into the 21st century with more accessible, responsive services to meet the needs of Californians,” Gov. Newsom said in the release.

From 2016 to 2021, Amy Tong, 48, served as director for the California Department of Technology and has been serving as director for the California Office of Digital Innovation since 2022. 

Tong replaces incumbent GovOps secretary Yolanda Richardson, who recently announced she will be leaving her current role to become the new CEO at San Francisco Health Plan.


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