CHA News Article

New Executive Director Joins CAHHS UID

Maurizio “Mark” Smith has joined the CAHHS Unemployment Insurance Division as executive director, replacing Chuck Howarth who retired earlier this year. Smith has a master’s degree from Pepperdine University and more than 30 years of experience managing unemployment insurance in California. Most recently, he ran the Los Angeles County Office of Education’s unemployment insurance program. He also served in leadership roles with the Southern California Chapter of the California Unemployment Insurance Council and the Unemployment Insurance Technical Subcommittee of the School Employer Advisory Committee. “We are delighted to have Mr. Smith assume leadership of the CAHHS Unemployment Insurance Division and look forward to his contributions,” said CHA President/CEO C. Duane Dauner.