Secretary of the Government Operations Agency: Who Is Marybel Batjer?

A major reorganization of California state government, proposed by Governor Jerry Brown and adjusted by the Legislature, is kicking into high gear. Last week the governor announced appointments to three new, or reconfigured, giant agencies and one of them is a veteran of state government returning from the private sector.

Marybel Batjer will be the first secretary of the new Government Operations Agency (CalGovOps). She has a long history of government service, but her most recent job was vice president of public policy and corporate social responsibility at Caesars Entertainment Corporation.