Former HHSA Undersecretary Named Director of Finance
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) on Thursday appointed acting Director of Finance Michael Genest as permanent head of the Finance Department, the Sacramento Bee reports (Benson, Sacramento Bee, 12/2).
Genest, a Republican, previously served as an undersecretary for the Health and Human Services Agency. The position has an annual salary of $131,412 and requires Senate confirmation (AP/Orange County Register, 12/1).