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Controller Betty T. Yee Appoints Key Deputies


SACRAMENTO – State Controller Betty T. Yee today announced the appointments of key deputies to her executive team.

Karen Greene-Ross will serve as the State Controller’s Chief of Staff.  Greene-Ross most recently served as Assistant Chief Counsel and Deputy Director of Legislation at the California High Speed Rail Authority.  Her previously held positions include Deputy Controller for Investments for State Controller Steve Westly; Deputy Secretary for Legislation at the former Business, Transportation and Housing Agency for Governor Gray Davis; and legislative and policy positions in the State Senate and Assembly.  Greene-Ross is a California licensed attorney with a degree in Finance from the University of Florida and a Juris Doctor degree from Loyola Law School.

Nicole Winger will serve as Deputy State Controller for Communications.  Winger most recently served as Deputy Secretary for Communications for California Secretary of State Debra Bowen. She previously served as a Senior Consultant for Senate Majority Leader Gloria Romero, Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez, Assemblymember Nicole Parra, and as a communications director at the California Department of Education.  Winger graduated from Whittier College, earning her B.A. degree cum laude in Political Science and English.

Becca Doten will serve as Assistant Deputy State Controller in the Controller’s Los Angeles office.  Most recently serving as the campaign manager for McDonnell for LA County Sheriff, Doten directed the Crisis Response Team for the Office of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.  Prior to that position, she served as chief of staff and communications director in the Office of Richard Alarcon.  Doten is a sworn Reserve Officer with the Los Angeles Police Department.  She earned her B.A. degree from the University of Southern California magna cum laude in Film Production.