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Deputy Director, Business Operations


Katherine S. Kishaba

Katherine S. Kishaba, Deputy Director
Business Operations

Katherine S. Kishaba was appointed Deputy Director of Business Operations on March 2, 2011. Her primary responsibilities include managing the Department's fiscal, information technology, procurement, human resources, facilities, and safety programs. Business Operations consists of approximately 400 employees department-wide.

Prior to assuming her current role, Kathie served as the Department's Budget Officer beginning in 2003 and was responsible for the development and administration of DWR's multi-billion dollar budget. Previously, Kathie also oversaw all administrative activities of DWR's Bay-Delta Office and worked in the administrative sections of DWR's former Division of Land and Right of Way and Office of Water Education (now the Public Affairs Office). She participated in the implementation and upgrade of SAP, the Department's enterprise financial system, and more recently managed the design and roll-out of the Department's Enterprise Budget Planning system in 2009.

Kathie holds both a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of California, Davis' Graduate School of Management, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Science from the University of California, Berkeley.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:
California Department of Water Resources
P.O. Box 942836, Room 1115-19
Sacramento, CA 94236-0001

Street Address:
Resources Building
1416 - 9th Street, Room 1115-19
Sacramento, CA 95814

Cynthia Pierson, Executive Assistant
Telephone: (916) 653-6943
E-Mail Address: Cynthia.Pierson@water.ca.gov
Mailing Address: Same as above