John F. Wordlaw, a state government executive with broad experience in policy development, budgeting, and technology, has been selected as the Judicial Council’s Chief Administrative Officer. He is currently serving as chief deputy director of the Office of Systems Integration, which oversees information technology project management functions for departments within the California Health and Human Services Agency. Mr. Wordlaw will oversee the council’s operations for Budget Services, Branch Accounting and Procurement, Information Technology, Human Resources, and Administrative Support. He will begin December 1. The position has been vacant since January 2016.
“John brings with him 25 years of public service work,” said Administrative Director Martin Hoshino. “He has experience in policy, legislative affairs, budget, accounting, human resources, project management, and information technology. He will be a good fit.”
Before serving in the Office of Systems Integration, Mr. Wordlaw was assistant secretary with the Health and Human Services Agency. During his career, he also served in the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Department of Finance, and Employment Development Department.
“I look forward to putting my experience in budget and information technology to use in furthering the Judicial Council’s goals of access and fairness,” said Mr. Wordlaw. “And I appreciate the opportunity to serve the public under the umbrella of the judicial branch.”