Assistant Deputy Director
Tamie McGowen began her career with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) in 1989 as a Highway Maintenance Worker on California’s 50,000 lane-mile highway system. She was a student assistant working side-by-side with the same professional men and women she now strives to protect through Public Affairs’ many safety campaigns
In her current Governor appointed position as the Assistant Deputy Director of Caltrans’ Public Affairs Office in Headquarters, Tamie spearheads efforts of the nationally recognized and award winning “Slow for the Cone Zone” highway safety campaign. The $5 million, statewide campaign works aggressively to reduce the number of collisions and fatalities in highway work zones.
Tamie was the first female official to receive the annual National Safety Award from the American Traffic Safety Services Association in 2007 for outstanding service and dedication to traffic safety.
She oversees the Headquarters public information officers, the Graphic Services Unit, the Photography Unit, and provides functional oversight to the Department’s approximate 50 public information officers statewide.
Tamie holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from California State University, Sacramento and is a current member of the State Information Officers Council.
Tamie's Twitter Feed: @Tamie_McGowen