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Covered California hires replacement IT chief away from CalPERS
Sacramento Business Journal

The state’s health benefits exchange announced Tuesday that Karen Ruiz has been hired as new program director for the computer system that will handle eligibility, enrollment and retention in the new insurance marketplace. Ruiz replaces James Joseph Brown Jr., who was arrested March 15 and left employment at Covered California on March 25, the day he was arraigned on charges of felony conflict of interest and perjury for allegedly failing to disclose personal ties related to a contract award in his previous job at the Justice Department.

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