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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Ditas Katague-Chief Deputy Commissioner of Corporations, State of California

The following news is from Asian Journal dated July 21, 2010 and written by Joseph Pimentel. Ditas is my youngest daughter and indeed proud of her accomplishments.

Ditas Katague, Chief Deputy Commissioner Department of Corporations, CALIFORNIA

"Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger appointed FilAm Ditas Katague to chief deputy commissioner for the Department of Corporations.

As Deputy Commissioner, she’ll work under the Commissioner Preston DuFauchard.

Katague, a 45-year-old Democrat from Sacramento, has been director for the Census 2010 in the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research since 2008.

During the 2010 Census count, she was vital in the "Kabilang Ako Kabilang Tayo" (I Am Counted We Are All Counted) campaign to increase the number of Filipinos to participate in the census.

Prior to that, Katague was the first vice president of state and local governmental affairs for Countrywide Financial Corporation from 2005 to 2008, program director for California Telemedicine and eHealth Center from 2004 to 2005 and senior program manager for Blue Shield of California from 2003 to 2005.

She was also the assistant secretary for transportation and project management at the Business, Transportation and Housing Agency from 2000 to 2003 and chief deputy director for the Complete Count Census Campaign from 1999 to 2000.

As deputy commissioner for the Department of Corporations she’ll earn $118,000.

The Department of Corporation is responsible for protecting consumers, and provides services to businesses, engaged in financial transactions. The Department also license and regulate a variety of businesses, including securities brokers and dealers, investment advisers and financial planners, and certain fiduciaries and lenders.The Department regulates the offer and sale of securities, franchises and off-exchange commodities."

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( Published July 21, 2010 in Asian Journal Los Angeles p. B3

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