Norma Ortega

Ms Norma Ortega is the Interim Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for the California Department of Transportation with a budget exceeding $12 billion and staffing of over 22,000 employees. The CFO is responsible for the Department’s financial management and policy as well as federal and state programming of transportation projects. Ms. Ortega has been with the Department over twenty –five years and has served on a number of fiscal management positions including direct management of the Department’s budget. She represents the Department on federal, state and local funding and financing issues before the State’s transportation fund allocation organization, the California Transportation Commission and the California State Legislature. Other assignments include serving as a fiscal advisor during the development of Governor Schwarzenegger’s Strategic Growth Plan, which lead to a $19.94 billion transportation bond proposal. She also served on the California Performance Review Performance Budgeting and Review Enhancement team.