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Governor Brown Appoints Nancy Ward as Chief Deputy Director at Cal OES

by on February 12, 2014
Nancy Ward

Nancy Ward

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointment.

Nancy Ward, 58, of Sacramento, has been appointed chief deputy director at the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services. Ward has served in multiple positions for Region IX of the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency since 2000, including regional administrator and director of the Response and Recovery Division. Ward was chief of the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services Disaster Assistance Division from 1993 to 2000 and a staff services manager at the California Department of Social Services from 1989 to 1993. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $165,000. Ward is registered without party preference.

While at OES, Ward administered the state’s Natural Disaster Assistance Act program assistance provisions, which provide disaster assistance funding to local governments for state-level emergencies and disasters. She provided guidance and technical support to other state and local agencies in the planning, development and implementation of program policies and procedures for disaster recovery activities. She also was a Program Administrator for another California state agency.

For more information on the Governor’s other appointments are available here.

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