California Gov. Jerry Brown announced Monday, June 25, the appointment of Adelina Zendejas as assistant secretary of broadband and digital literacy at the California Technology Agency. Zendejas will be responsible for increasing broadband availability and promoting digital literacy.

“I am quite pleased at Gov. Brown’s appointment of Adelina Zendejas,” California Technology Secretary Carlos Ramos said. “Digital literacy is one of the cornerstones of keeping California on the leading edge of innovation and competition in the global economy. We must ensure that residents in any part of the state have broadband access to the information superhighway so that all Californians have access to the way everything from education, information, services, business and even entertainment are transacted in the 21st century. Ms. Zendejas brings a keen understanding of the challenges and opportunities in these areas. Her years of experience both in the fields of technology and government as well as in the community make her the ideal candidate to tackle the job.”

A Democrat, Zendejas was a data processing manager III at the State Board of Equalization since 2004, the CIO of the California Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board from 2002 to 2004, a data processing manager III at the California Department of Finance in 2002 and a project executive and special assistant to the director at the Department of Information and Technology Services from 2001 to 2002. Her position does not require Senate confirmation, and her yearly salary is $110,004.