Newsom Taps Wilkening as Special Adviser for Innovation, Digital Services
The former secretary of California Health and Human Services has been a longtime champion of data sharing and other digital innovations in state government.
Michael Wilkening, a veteran of state government service, was named Friday by Gov. Gavin Newsom to be special adviser on Innovation and Digital Services in the Office of the Governor.
Wilkening, 48, had most recently served as secretary of the California Health and Human Services Agency and as chair of Covered California. He was succeeded in early March by Newsom appointee Mark Ghaly, a practicing pediatrician and director of health and...