Sacramento – Wednesday evening the California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC), along with Governor Jerry Brown, welcomed Debbie Lumpkin of Los Angeles, as Deputy Inspector General for Diversity and Small Business Development in the Office of Audits and Investigations, at the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans). The Office of Audits and Investigation is responsible for services that assist management in accomplishing Caltrans’ objectives, setting priorities, and improving accountability to diverse community groups.
“Lumpkin is a proven and devoted leader in every sense of the word. She has singlehandedly created opportunities for many minority, women, disabled, and veteran owned businesses across California,” said Caucus Chair, Assemblymember Chris Holden (D-Pasadena). “Advocating for her in this new role was something that came easy for the CLBC. We know she has the best interest of all community groups in our State. I am confident that she excel at Caltrans in this new role.”
“I have known Ms. Lumpkin for many years, dating back to my time at Southern California Edison. I can attest to Ms. Lumpkin’s abilities, work ethic, professional character, and most importantly, her pledge to diversity towards Californians,” said Vice Chair Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena). “I can guarantee she will handle her new position with the same inventive and dynamic spirit that she has afforded every community she has served.”
“Serving the great people of California in this capacity excites me. Over the next 10 years, Senate Bill 1 is estimated to generate $52 billion in new contracts; someone needs to monitor them. This position has the potential to impact all community groups that represent California”, said Lumpkin. She is a founder and partner of her own consulting company and has represented major corporations and diverse communities nationwide, since 2013.