Katie Hagen, appointed by Governor Gavin Newsom on March 6, 2020, is the Director for the California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR).
Director Hagen has a distinguished career in state service. Prior to her appointment at DIR, she served as Chief Deputy Director for the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration since 2017. She served as Deputy Director of Operations at the California Department of Human Resources from 2015 to 2017, and Chief Human Resources Officer at the California Public Employees Retirement System from 2011 to 2015. For 12 years, Hagen also held several leadership roles at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (1999 to 2011).
Hagen holds a master’s degree in public administration from the University of San Francisco and a bachelor’s degree in political science and French from Humboldt State University. She was adjunct faculty at the University of San Francisco from 2000 to 2011.