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July 17, 2012 > Cynthia Bridges

Cynthia Bridges

Submitted By Yating Campbell

Cynthia Bridges has been appointed as the Executive Director of the California State Board of Equalization (BOE) and will assume her new role beginning August 1, 2012.

Prior to her selection as BOE's Executive Director, Bridges served as Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Revenue, a position to which she was appointed by three Louisiana Governors. During her 12 years in that role, she helped to transform the agency into a recognized leader in customer service, one of many accomplishments during a 30-year career with the Louisiana Department of Revenue.

Various state and national organizations have honored Bridges for her outstanding contributions. In 2011, the publication State Tax Notes selected her as one of the "Top 10 Tax Administrators" and, in 2007, the Baton Rouge Business Reports named her as one of the "Most Influential Women in Business."

"Ms. Bridges is a proactive and visionary executive who brings extensive experience to the BOE," said Jerome E. Horton, BOE Chair. "She offers proven leadership that will help guide the BOE in fulfilling its mission of providing fair, effective and efficient tax administration."

"I am honored and humbled to be appointed Executive Director," said Bridges. "I look forward to working with the Board and staff to advance BOE's vision and create innovative solutions to help the citizens and businesses of California succeed."

Bridges replaces Ms. Kristine Cazadd who is retiring in the Fall after serving the Board for 22 years.

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