APSEA/ACSED January 2019 Brown Bag Workshop, California Department of Rehabilitation --, Tuesday, 22. January 2019

Session Overview:
CEA's are high-level civil service managers with subject matter expertise who direct policy for the organization's programs. They provide historical perspective on the organization and its programs and ensure continuity during transitions.
About the Keynote Speaker:
Suzanne M. Ambrose was appointed Executive Officer by the five-member State Personnel board in May 2007. Prior to her appointment as Executive Officer, Ms. Ambrose served as Director of the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) from August 2004 – May 2007. Ms. Ambrose has been an attorney practicing primarily in the area of civil rights enforcement for the State of California since 1988 when she joined the DFEH as a Staff Attorney in the Sacramento Legal Office. In 1994, she was appointed Assistant Chief Counsel and in 1997 became the Department's Chief Counsel. She joined the Attorney General's Office in 2000 as a Deputy Attorney General in the Civil Rights Enforcement Section representing the DFEH, the Fair Employment and Housing Commission (FEHC), and the Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC). Ms. Ambrose assisted in drafting and analyzing legislation that strengthened the disabled access laws and litigated cases alleging violations of those laws. In 2002, Ms. Ambrose was appointed as the Supervising Deputy Attorney General in the Civil Rights Enforcement Section of the Attorney General's Office. 
Ms. Ambrose served on the Executive Committee of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the State Bar from 2006 to 2014. Ms. Ambrose previously served on the California Governor's Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities and on the Division of the State Architect's Implementation Committee for the California Certified Access Specialist Program.

APSEA/ACSED January 2019 Brown Bag Workshop

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