California State Transportation Agency Information Officer and Deputy Secretary
Caltrans Chief Information Officer
Marcie Kahbody is the Deputy Secretary of Technology, Agency Information Officer for the California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA) as well as the Chief Information Officer for Caltrans. She is responsible for setting policies and coordinating information technology (IT) activities for Caltrans and agencywide. Marcie has held Information Technology positions within the State of California for over 32 years including the role of Agency Information Officer (AIO) at CalSTA since 2015. In this capacity, Marcie oversees IT for all of CalSTA’s Boards, Offices, Commissions, and Departments (including DMV, Caltrans, CHP, High-Speed Rail, and others).
Marcie possesses a record of proven outcomes as a collaborative leader, directing highly technical teams and successfully implementing enterprise-wide transformational initiatives and programs. Marcie focuses on fostering collaboration, building effective teams, encouraging two-way communication, and providing coaching and mentorship. She believes in the strength of diversity, building relationships, and utilizing innovative approaches to difficult problems.
She is passionate about diversity, equity, and cultivating up and coming leaders. Marcie believes that success begins with a People First foundation and has championed it throughout her career.
Marcie earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science from California State University Sacramento in 1990 and was a participant in the state’s Information Technology Leadership Academy in 2012. She is a Certified Microsoft Engineer and is part of Sac State’s Leadership for the Government Executive program. In 2023, Marcie received the esteemed ‘Women Who Mean Business Award’ from the Sacramento Business Journal.