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California Governor Names S&T Chief

January 14, 2000

California Governor Gray Davis has appointed Joseph A. Raguso as Deputy Secretary for Strategic Technology for the Trade and Commerce Agency. Mr. Raguso currently serves as President and CEO for the San Diego Regional Technology Alliance (SDRTA), a position he has held since 1997. Mr. Raguso will begin serving in his new capacity on January 31.

From 1996 to 1997, Mr. Raguso was manager of the Science and Technology Policy and Projects for the University of California, San Diego. From 1994 to 1996, he served as acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for the United States Department of Commerce.

With Mr Raguso’s appointment, the SDRTA is seeking a new President and CEO of the 501 c(3). The SDRTA's mission is to promote technology-based economic development in San Diego County, with a particular focus on increasing the participation of the region's citizens in the New Economy. Focus programs include entrepreneur assistance, analysis regarding San Diego's high-tech economy, and partnerships to broaden citizen's access to technology.  The organization receives funding from local and state governments as well as private sector sponsors. Interested parties should contact (619) 615-1050 for more information.