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Dondro Named Director of Office of Systems Integration

The veteran state executive succeeds Dan Kalamaras as OSI chief. The office is part of the California Health and Human Services Agency, of which Dondro is also agency information officer.

Adam Dondro, the agency information officer (AIO) for the California Health and Human Services Agency (CHHS), has been appointed to an additional role — director of the Office of Systems Integration (OSI).

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Dondro succeeds Dan Kalamaras, who had been OSI director since April 2018. Dondro’s appointment by Gov. Gavin Newsom was announced last week. The appointment does not require Senate confirmation, and the annual compensation is $194,868.

Dondro, 40, has been CHHS’ agency information officer since August 2017. The chief deputy director of OSI is Brian Wong, and the deputy AIO for CHHS is Deanne Wertin.

Dondro was the subject of an Industry Insider — California (Techwire) interview in November 2017. He has held a series of increasingly responsible positions across state government, beginning in 2005 with a role as a legislative aide. In 2006 he was named an Assembly Budget Committee consultant, and then he moved to what was then the California Technology Agency, first serving as legislative director and then being named assistant secretary of external affairs. In April 2013, he was named assistant director of the California Department of Social Services before his appointment four years later as agency information officer for CHHS.

Dondro, a Carmichael resident, is an alumnus of California State University at Chico, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology and political science and served as president and executive vice president of Associated Students and as student body president. Dondro received his master’s degree in public administration from the University of Southern California in 2008.
Dennis Noone is Executive Editor of Industry Insider. He is a career journalist, having worked as a reporter and editor at small-town newspapers and major metropolitan dailies in California, Nevada, Texas and Virginia, including as an editor with USA Today in Washington, D.C. He lives in Northern California.