Governor Brown Appoints Debbie Lumpkin as Deputy Inspector General at Caltrans
SACRAMENTO – Yesterday afternoon, Governor Jerry Brown announced his appointment of Debbie Lumpkin of Los Angeles, as Deputy Inspector General for Diversity and Small Business Development in the Office of Audits and Investigations, at the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans). The Office of Audits and Investigation is responsible for services that assist management in accomplishing Caltrans’ objectives, setting priorities and improving accountability.
“As a former colleague of mine at Southern California Edison, I can attest to Ms. Lumpkin’s skillset, work ethic, professional reputation, and most important, her commitment to diversity,” said Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena). “I have no doubt that she will handle her new position with the same innovative and vigorous spirit that she has afforded every community she has served.”
Lumpkin, who is the founder and partner of her own consulting company, has represented major corporations and diverse communities nationwide, since 2013. Prior to that, she held several positions at Southern California Edison beginning in 1994, including principal manager of supplier diversity, and senior manager of business operations. Most notably, she successfully secured $1.5 billion in diverse business contracts, tripling the amount spent on diverse enterprises in her first year.
“Ms. Lumpkin is a proven and devoted leader in every sense of the word. She has singlehandedly created opportunities for many minority, women, disabled, and veteran owned businesses across California,” continued Bradford. “I could not think of a better inspector general and look forward to working together, making a real impact for diverse small businesses in our state.”
Senator Bradford represents the Los Angeles County communities of Carson, Compton, Gardena, Harbor City, Hawthorne, Inglewood, Lawndale, Lennox, San Pedro, Torrance, Watts, Willowbrook, and Wilmington.