Ron Robinette Joins GovOps as Agency CIO

Published On: April 17, 2024

Ron Robinette has started a new position as Deputy Secretary and Agency Chief Information Officer at California Government Operations Agency (GovOps), according to an April 16 post on his LinkedIn page.

Robinette had previously served in multiple roles with the California Department of Technology (CDT), first as Project Approval and Oversight Branch Chief in Jan. 2017 before becoming Chief Service Assessment Officer in Oct. 2021.  As an executive at CDT, he oversaw the $25 million Technology Modernization Fund and Technology Stabilization Fund created in the 2021-02 budget to “allow CDT to provide quick funding to state departments to invest in technology modernization efforts or to stabilize IT systems at risk of failure.” 

Starting in 2014, he served nearly three years as CIO for the California Department of Community Services and Development. 

For almost six years–from 2008 to 2014–Robinette was with the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) as a senior information systems analyst before stepping into the role of Interoperability, Data Exchange, and Applications Section Chief. During that time, CDPH was involved in multiple projects including the California Laboratory Information Management System (Cal-LIMS) as well as the Health Information Exchange Gateway.

Robinette, a 2022 alumni of the Gies College of Business at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, also lectures part-time at California State University-Sacramento, teaching a business honors course, says his profile. 


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