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Amy Costa serves as Chief Deputy Director of the Department of Finance for Governor Jerry Brown. In this capacity, Ms. Costa advises the Governor on the state budget and serves as the department’s lead contact with the state Legislature. From December 2014 to February 2016, she served as Advisor to the Director of Finance on Higher Education.
She was an account lead at Blue Beyond Consulting from 2012 to 2014, director of state and local government relations at Safeway Inc. from 2010 to 2012 and associate director of advocacy and state relations at the California State University Chancellor’s Office from 2009 to 2010. She served as policy director in the Office of California State Senator Dean Florez from 2008 to 2009, a policy consultant in the Office of California State Senate President pro Tempore Don Perata from 2005 to 2008 and district director in the Office of California State Senator Don Perata from 2001 to 2005.