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Assistant General Manager, Operation Division
Mr. Perkins has more than 22 years working in the corrections profession. He has been with the California Prison Industry Authority (CALPIA) since 2008. His prior appointments includes Branch Manager, Joint Venture/Free Venture Administrator, Field Administrator for Transportation, Maintenance Repair and Warehousing and Field Administrator over several institutions. Mr. Perkins also has valuable experience working for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation as a Correctional Officer, Vocational Instructor, and Stationary Engineer.
Mr. Jeff Sly is the General Counsel for the CALPIA. He began his legal career in 1991 as a Navy Judge Advocate General. Following his military career, he was in private practice and served as Commission Counsel with the Fair Political Practices Commission and Staff Counsel with the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation before joining CALPIA in April 2006.
Mr. Sly is a graduate of the California State University, Sacramento, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance; a graduate of Golden Gate University School of Law, and is licensed to practice law in California and Michigan.
Assistant General Manager, Marketing Division
Raymond Meek is the Assistant General Manager of the Marketing Division for CALPIA. Mr. Meek has over 27 years of sales and marketing experience, specializing in business development, strategic planning and management.
Mr. Meek began his career at the Pepsi Bottling Group/PEPSICO and worked for over 20 years in a variety of sales management roles, serving as the Director of Foodservice and as Regional Sales Manager. Prior to joining CALPIA, Mr. Meek served for six years as the Vice President of Member Development for the California Restaurant Association.
Mr. Meek graduated from California State University, Sacramento with a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Communication.
Assistant General Manager, Administration Division
Randy Fisher is the Chief Administrative Officer for CALPIA. Mr. Fisher has more than 27 years of experience in public sector Human Resources and Labor Relations.
Mr. Fisher comes to us from the California Department of Human Resources where he served as the Assistant Deputy Director of the Labor Relations Division. During his tenure with the State, Mr. Fisher has held multiple positions in Labor Relations and Human Resources serving the California Department of Human Resources, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, California Department of Education, California Department of Food and Agriculture, and the California Department of Health Services.
Mr. Fisher is a graduate of California State University, Chico with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with a Marketing emphasis. He also has a minor in Collective Bargaining.
Assistant General Manager, Office of External Affairs
Michele Kane is Chief of External Affairs for CALPIA. Previously, Ms. Kane worked for the California State Legislature and served as Deputy Director of Communications for a State Senator and Deputy Director of Communications for the caucus. Prior to working at the Capitol, Ms. Kane served as a spokesperson for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR). Ms. Kane has 19 years of experience in broadcast media including anchoring and reporting for CBS-13, CW31’s Good Day Sacramento, WKMG Orlando Florida, KCOY Santa Maria/Santa Barbara and KIEM Eureka.
Ms. Kane is a graduate of California State University, Sacramento, with a Bachelor of Arts in Media Communications.
Chief Information Officer
Suzie Changus is the CIO for CALPIA. Mrs. Changus has worked in the fields of vocational education, technology and healthcare and has two decades of information technology and project management experience. In addition to private sector and non-profit work she also co-founded a technical consulting firm providing services in Network Infrastructure, Server Management, Applications and Software Development and Data Management. Her primary project management experience has involved college accreditation initiatives, Sacramento Employment and Training Agency (SETA) contracts, Salesforce application implementations and strategic planning.
Mrs. Changus has a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology from the University of Phoenix and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from CSU, Sacramento.
Assistant General Manager, Workforce Development Branch
Thy Vuong is Chief of Workforce Development for CALPIA. Ms. Vuong’s experience includes an expansive background with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR). At CDCR, Ms. Vuong held multiple positions in the Division of Rehabilitative Programs, the Division of Juvenile Justice, Office of Audits and Court Compliance, and Office of Public and Employee Communications. During her tenure at CALPIA, Ms. Vuong served as Special Assistant to the General Manager. Prior to joining corrections, Ms. Vuong worked as an auditor with the Bureau of State Audits.
Ms. Vuong graduated from Weber State College with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature. She also has a Juris Doctorate and Master of Arts in English Literature from the University of Utah.
Chief Financial Officer
Bill Davidson is the Chief Financial Officer for CALPIA. Mr. Davidson has nearly 20 years of fiscal and administrative experience in state government. Much of his career has been spent at the Department of Motor Vehicles, serving as the department’s Chief Budget Officer, Deputy Director of Field Operations and Chief Deputy Director. Mr. Davidson also served as the Deputy Secretary for Administration and Finance at the California State Transportation Agency. Prior to his current appointment, Mr. Davidson spent eight years as a member of the California Prison Industry Board.
Mr. Davidson is a graduate of California State University, Sacramento with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration (Accounting).