SACRAMENTO – CARB Executive Officer Richard Corey announced the appointment of Edna Murphy as Deputy Executive Officer (DEO) for Internal Operations and Office of Information Services. In this new position, Murphy will oversee CARB’s strategic planning, enterprise-wide risk assessment and mitigation, internal racial equity initiatives for recruitment, hiring and promotional protocols, and supervise the Equal Employment Opportunity office on behalf of the Executive Officer.
In 2020, Murphy collaborated in the development of CARB’s Diversity and Racial Equity (DaRE) Task Force to address concerns within its own workforce and to identify and dismantle systems that produce inequities or racial bias in recruitment, hiring, promotions, and all other privileges and opportunities afforded to CARB’s employees.
“Edna brings an impressive and successful state career with over 30 years working for multiple departments overseeing the Administrative and Technology operations,” said CARB’s Executive Officer Richard W. Corey. “Edna’s vision, creativity, and ability to execute effective change across a large organization is inspiring and will serve CARB and the public well in her new expanded leadership role.”
Murphy’s tenure at CARB started in 2018. She has worked to develop policies and procedures for Accounting, Budgets, Business Management, Contracts and Procurement and Human Resources. Under her leadership and guidance, CARB has successfully transitioned to the Statewide Fiscal Financial System, developed accurate and timely expenditure reports and allocations to divisions, and implemented TEMPO, an electronic work-time reporting system.
“I look forward to this new challenge overseeing administration, information technology and strategic planning,” said Murphy. “I am also eager to continue and expand CARB’s focus on racial equity initiatives at every level, including recruitment, hiring and how we support excellence and promote employees from within.”
Murphy has a B.S. in Accounting and a M.S. in Business Administration. Her effective date as a Deputy Executive Officer will be May 17, 2021.
CARB's mission is to promote and protect public health, welfare, and ecological resources through effective reduction of air pollutants while recognizing and considering effects on the economy. CARB is the lead agency for climate change programs and oversees all air pollution control efforts in California to attain and maintain health-based air quality standards.