Jennifer Osborn was appointed Chief Deputy Director of the Department of General Services by Governor Gavin Newsom on December 24, 2020. She is also serving as the department’s Acting Director.
Jennifer’s extensive experience in state government policy leadership includes her most recent role as Director of the Division of Administrative Services at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation from 2018-2020. From 2013-2018, Jennifer was Deputy Secretary of Fiscal Policy and Administration at the Government Operations Agency, and prior to that she served as Deputy Secretary of Fiscal Operations at the State and Consumer Services Agency from 2012-2013. She also served as Principal Program Budget Analyst at the Department of Finance from 1998-2011.
Jennifer earned a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Nevada, Reno and an undergraduate degree in Journalism and Political Science from California State University, Chico.