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Cathy Leal

Partner Business Executive, State Controller's Office


Cathy Leal was appointed Partner Business Executive (PBE) for the State Controller’s Office (SCO) in July. Her role includes leading the SCO team assigned to FI$Cal, ensuring objectives are met, collaborating with the partners on business solutions and coordinating activities between SCO and FI$Cal.

Cathy started with SCO in 1998 and has held various positions within the department including Accounting Unit Supervisor, FI$Cal General Ledger Lead, FI$Cal Accounting Lead, SCO Business Lead and, most recently, Assistant PBE.

Cathy has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the California State University, Sacramento.

Project Leadership




  • Mehdi Ghomeshi, Deputy Director,
    Business Operation and Solutions Division
  • Navin Arora, Deputy Director,
    Service Center and Portfolio Management Division

Partner Business Executives