Francesca Negri, Chief Deputy Director

Francesca Negri, of West Sacramento, was sworn in as chief deputy director of the California Department of Toxic Substances Control on Jan. 4, 2016. Previously, Negri served as chief at the California Department of Transportation, Division of Procurement and Contracts from 2010 to 2016. She was chief of human resources at the California Department of Motor Vehicles from 2009 to 2010 and held several positions at the California Department of Transportation from 1998 to 2009, including assistant chief of the Division of Human Resources, office chief of classification and hiring, branch chief of return to work and the Workers’ Compensation Program, discipline analyst and equal employment opportunity specialist. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development from the University of California, Davis.