Caltrans’ Dedicated Employees Honored on International Women’s Day
SACRAMENTO—On International Women’s Day, Caltrans honors more than six thousand women who keep California moving. Caltrans expresses gratitude to these individuals advancing innovation and sustainable business practices, maintaining California’s vast transportation system and paving the way for future transportation leaders.
“Diversity is an intrinsic value woven into the fabric of our culture at Caltrans,” said Caltrans Director Laurie Berman. “I’m proud of the women leading this organization who help make California’s transportation system safe and more sustainable.”
Half of Caltrans’ top executive leaders are women. This includes the women serving as Chief Legal Counsel and Chief Engineer for the first time in history along with the leaders of other core departments including planning, sustainability, public affairs, and administration
Current women who are top executive leaders for Caltrans include:
Director Laurie Berman
Planning and Modal Programs Deputy Director Coco Briseno
Sustainability Deputy Director Ellen Greenberg
Public Affairs Assistant Deputy Director Tamie McGowen
Inspector General Eraina Ortega
Acting SB 1 Program Manager Nabeelah Abi-Rached
Administration Deputy Director Chris Rojas
Business and Economic Opportunity Assistant Director Janice Salais
Chief Legal Counsel Jeanne Scherer
Chief Engineer Karla Sutliff
These women are helping Caltrans improve the safety, mobility and economy of California by delivering solutions that do more than just work today. They are building projects and maintaining an infrastructure for Californians today and for generations to come.