A closed session of the California State Board of Equalization, at its Sacramento meeting this week appointed Mr. Jaime Garza to the position of Deputy Director of the BOE’s External Affairs Department.
As External Affairs Deputy Director, Mr Garza will coordinate contacts between the BOE and members of the public, media, and other interested parties.
Mr. Garza has been a well known and respected broadcast journalist for 26 years, mostly in California. He was in Los Angeles for 13 years and Sacramento for almost six. In his successful career as an anchor and reporter, he received many awards, including eight Emmys.
– Jerome Horton, Chairman, BOE
Until September 2010, he anchored the KTXL-40 5:30 and 10 pm newscasts in Sacramento.
Most recently, Mr. Garza served as a Public Information Officer for the California Department of Motor Vehicles, where he worked to develop innovative education and outreach plans aimed at promoting new and enhanced services and programs.
Garza graduated from the University of Texas at Austin, with a Bachelor of Journalism in Broadcast Journalism and a Bachelor of Science in Radio-Television-Film.
He grew up in a tri-lingual and tri-cultural family, in which English, Spanish and German were all spoken in the household.