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SHIRLEY CHOATE
Interim District Director

Shirley Choate was appointed Caltrans District 7 Interim District Director on July 14, 2018. She is responsible for overseeing transportation systems in a dynamic region that boasts 25 percent of California’s population,...

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MICHAEL BEAUCHAMP
Acting Chief Deputy District Director, District 7

Mike Beauchamp is the Acting Chief Deputy District Director for District 7, effective July 27, 2018. He will serve until the position of the District Director is filled....

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MARK ARCHULETA
Deputy District Director of Construction

As Deputy District Director for the California Department of Transportation, District 7 (Los Angeles and Ventura counties), Mr. Archuleta is responsible for managing and overseeing the work of over 325 employees who are administering a $2.3 billion construction program in District 7. He has been in...

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JERREL KAM
Deputy District Director of Design

Jerrel Kam is the District 7 Deputy District Director of Design responsible for the planning and management of the District’s highway design program within the boundaries of Los Angeles and Ventura counties. He is responsible for the work of over 300 employees in the development of plans, specifications,...

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RONALD KOSINSKI
Deputy District Director of Environmental Planning

As Deputy District Director for Environmental Planning, Mr. Kosinski has provided valuable environmentally oriented leadership to the agency for more than four decades. He credits the dedication, knowledge and skills of his staff in responding to public guidance and moving mobility improvements through...

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BARBARA MARQUEZ
Deputy District Director, Sustainability

Barbara Marquez is the new Deputy District Director for Sustainability in District 7.  She is responsible for the development and implementation of the Sustainability Program for both Los Angeles and Ventura Counties.

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PAUL ALBERT MARQUEZ
Acting Deputy District Director of Planning

Biography available soon...

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CLORIA ROBERTS
Deputy District Director of Administration

Biography available soon...

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ANDREW NIERENBERG
Deputy District Director of Right Of Way

Andrew P. Nierenberg, District 7 Deputy District Director of Right Way, serves as the single focal point for Right of Way activities in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties.

As the Deputy District Director of Right of Way, Mr. Nierenberg is responsible for the appraisal and acquisition...

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BLANCA RODRIGUEZ
Deputy District Director of External Affairs

Blanca Rodriguez is the Caltrans District 7 Deputy District Director of the External Affairs Division responsible for the offices of Media Relations and Public Affairs, Governmental and Legislative Affairs, Equal Employment Opportunity Program, and Graphics Services. The Division...

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ROBERT SO
Deputy District Director of Program/Project Management

The Deputy District 7 Director for Program/Project Management (PPM), also known as the Single Focal Point (SFP), is responsible for the District's capital project delivery and the Capital Outlay Support (COS) program. The SFP oversees 77 staff in the following areas: program management, project management,...

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DEBORAH WONG
Deputy District Director of Maintenance

As Deputy Director of Maintenance, Ms. Deborah Wong, P.E., oversees a division of 1,300+ employees responsible for the care and upkeep of District 7's 42 highways and conventional freeways. The Maintenance division works around the clock to protect taxpayers' investment in the 1,200-mile...

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ALI ZAGHARI
Deputy District Director of Operations

Mr. Zaghari is responsible for traffic operations and safety of the 915 miles and 273 miles of the State Highway System in Los Angeles and Ventura counties, respectively. Under his leadership, he employs effective partnership and innovation strategies in traffic operations to embrace...

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