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Name: Becerra, Lucia
Current Position: Director

Acting director since April 2010, Lucia C. Becerra  received a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of California, Berkeley in 1974 and added a master’s degree in business administration from UC Berkeley’s Walter A. Haas School of Business 16 years later.

Becerra worked as a policy and fiscal analyst in the Legislative Analyst’s Office from 1988-1993. She returned to the Haas School of Business in 1993 as administrative director of its public & nonprofit management program but left after 20 months to take a job as strategic planning and technical advisor at the California Employment Development Department.

From 1998-2003, Becerra was director of management systems at the California Department of Education. She spent nine months in 2004 as a member of the general government and business climate team working on the California Performance Review. Starting in March 2005, Becerra spent 18 months as assistant director of internal affairs at the California Conservation Corps before becoming its chief deputy director. She moved to the Department of Boating and Waterways in November 2007, becoming its chief deputy director, and served in that post until Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger named her acting director of the department in April 2010. 

Becerra is a member of the American River Parkway Foundation and the Audubon Society.  She is a former member of the Delta Protection Commission and a former board member of the Yolo Community Care Continuum.


Lucia Becerra (LinkedIn)

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