Gabe Tiffany was named Chief Deputy Director of the Department of Conservation by Governor Newsom, joining the department on May 10, 2021. Previously, Tiffany served as the Chief Financial Officer for the Sacramento Superior Court from 2019 to 2021.
Tiffany is no stranger to state service, having spent 18 years in various positions with the Department of Finance and Department of Fish and Wildlife before moving to the Court, He began is state career at Finance in 2000 with budget oversight of several departments in the Natural Resources Agency. After returning from graduate school in 2005, he took on a new assignment at Finance, assessing local government claims for reimbursements resulting from state legislative mandates.
In 2007, Tiffany became Budget Officer at the Department of Fish and Wildlife, a position he held until 2012, when he returned to Finance for a management position in the corrections budget area. Returning to Fish and Wildlife in 2013 as Assistant Deputy Director, and one year later becoming Deputy Director for Administration, Tiffany oversaw a $600 million budget, as well as the department’s accounting, business services, human resources and training and development functions.
Tiffany has a bachelor’s degree in managerial economics from the University of California, Davis, and a master’s degree in public affairs from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas, Austin.