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Name: Ghilarducci, Mark
Current Position: Director

With more than 25 years of service in emergency management, Mark Ghilarducci was appointed director of the California Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) by Governor Jerry Brown in February 2012.

Ghilarducci received a bachelor of science degree in physiology in 1987 from the University of California, Davis, before becoming deputy fire chief in charge of special operations for Cal OES’s predecessor, the Office of Emergency Services (OES), from 1988 to 1997. He is a 1998 graduate of the Fellowship Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government at Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government.  

Ghilarducci moved from state to federal government and was a coordinating officer in District IX at the Presidio of San Francisco for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) from 1997 to 2000 and then returned to state government as deputy director for OES from 2000 to 2003. He left government service in 2003 to join Witt Associates, a public safety and crisis management consulting firm based in Washington, D.C. , as west regional vice president. In 2011, Ghilarducci moved to Diamante Partners LLC, an administrative management and general management consulting services company in Folsom, California, as partner and managing director.

The El Dorado Hills resident is a Democrat and is compensated $175,000 as agency secretary.


Director Mark Ghilarducci (Cal OES website)

Mark Ghilarducci (LinkedIn)

Profile of Mark Ghilarducci (Walker’s Research)

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