• State of California Telecom/Calnet3 Leader Russ Guarna Retiring

    January 17th, 2014 by admin Categories: Blogs Tags: , , , ,

    TLTV has learned that after almost 30 years of state service, former TLTV guest Russ Guarna is retiring the end of January 2014.

    Russ Guarna smallJust last July Russ became the first Deputy Director of the new Statewide Technology Procurement Division (STPD) within the newly reorganized California Department of Technology. Prior to that he was the assistant secretary for the Telecommunications Procurement Division within the former California Technology Agency.

    In these two roles over the last two years he has ably overseen the state’s multi-billion dollar CALNET3 procurement, drawing broad praise across sectors for his openness, flexibility and open-mindedness during this rigorous procurement. He will be missed.

    While details are still forthcoming, we understand we have not seen the last of Russ around Sacramento IT circles.

    TLTV wishes him all the best…

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