Janice Salais

Janice Salias Assistant Director, Office of Business and Economic Opportunity (OBEO)

Assistant Director
Office of Business and Economic Opportunity (OBEO)

Janice Salais has been the Assistant Director, Office of Business and Economic Opportunity (OBEO) position, since September of 2016. Janice had been the Acting Assistant Director in OBEO since March 2016 and before that the Office Chief for the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Certification Branch and the Contract Evaluation Branch.

Janice has been with Caltrans for over 30 years working most of that time in OBEO, managing such programs as Certification, Contract Evaluation, Title VI, External Employment Opportunity Contractor Compliance, Supportive Service, Mentor Protégé, Tribal Employment Rights, DBE Program Compliance, On the Job Training Program and Small Business and Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise Programs. Janice has also acted as the Chair of the California Unified Certification Program for the past three years and as the Secretary of the Western Association of State Transportation Officials since February of 2017. Janice has worked in partnership with U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Federal Aviation Administration and Federal Transit Administration and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience with her role as Assistant Director.

Janice has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from California State University, Sacramento.