Clark Kelso

Clark Kelso

Company: CA Correctional Health Care Svcs

Title: Receiver

Mr. Kelso is a Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives at the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law located in Sacramento, California. Mr. Kelso has more than twenty years of experience in leadership positions in California state government, including the California Judicial Council and Administrative Office of the Courts, where he worked in support of court unification; the Department of Insurance, where he replaced Insurance Commissioner Chuck Quackenbush, who abruptly resigned amid allegations of corruption; and as California's Chief Information Officer, where he turned around the State's troubled information technology program. Because of his achievements, Mr. Kelso has developed a well-regarded reputation for independence and integrity and maintaining a commitment to collaborative leadership and organizational change in government.
Mr. Kelso has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the prestigious 1998 Bernard E. Witkin Amicus Curiae Award from the California Judicial Council and the "Top 25 Award for 2004 Doers, Dreamers and Drivers" from Government Technology. He was also named by Computerworld to their list of "Premier 100 IT Leaders for 2007." In 2014, the Sacramento Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration recognized Professor Kelso with its prestigious “Elizabeth G. Hill Public Official of the Year” award.


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