By Dawn Lewis •
Gretchen Williams has joined IFG to promote business development to State of California and local government agencies and departments. Her extensive experience, perspective, and understanding of government program needs is a great asset to furthering IFG’s commitment to help make government digital services more efficient for its departments and more effective for its citizens.
Gretchen Williams is a Technology Executive with over 18 years of serving state and local government in Information Technology policy, enterprise governance, and project portfolio management. She was most recently Deputy Director of the California Department of Technology’s Office of Professional Development. For over seven years prior, Williams also served as Deputy Agency Information Officer for the California Health and Human Services Agency. She has also held notable key positions at the California Office of Systems Integration (OSI) including Chief Information Officer, and Manager of the OSI Strategic Planning and Alignment Office. Mrs. Williams is also a Certified Prosci Change Management Practitioner, Lean Six Sigma White Belt, and has served on several statewide advisory boards and committees.
Fostering Broader Initiatives
“IFG has been a valued strategic partner of mine for over a decade,” said Williams. “The organization’s core values and commitment directly align with the work I focused on in my executive roles both at the California Health and Human Services Agency and The California Department of Technology. The Managing Director position I have transitioned into supports my ability to expand partnerships within State and Local government and foster broader initiatives that positively impact California’s citizens and employees. I couldn’t be more excited about the opportunities that lie ahead in my new role.”
Frank Ono, President of IFG added, “During the years that I worked with Gretchen Williams at the California Health and Human Services Agency, we shared a similar passion for the mission and work being done to support our community. As a foster parent, I see first-hand how digital services can affect the administration of foster care programs through the eyes of county case workers and agencies. Gretchen has been an advocate of how technology can impact the ways that both state staff and citizens access government services and her deep knowledge and experience will help IFG to effectively partner with state and local government clients.”