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Richard Figueroa | "Inspirational 100" Alumnus


Richard Figueroa, MBA 1983
Leading Health Dialogue in California

Richard FigueroaIf there is a health issue affecting the State of California, chances are great that Figueroa is actively involved. Figueroa serves as a Deputy Cabinet Secretary in the Office of GovernorArnold Schwarzenegger, focusing on health care, human services, and health insurance issues. He held a very similar post in the Office of Governor Gray Davis. Previously, he was legislative director for California Insurance Commissioner John Garamendi, responsible for advancing the commissioner's legislative proposals before the California Legislature. Figueroa is also a voting member of the State of California Managed Risk Medical Insurance Board. With his MBA training, he has served as an authoritative voice in debates over state health care and human services budget priorities.

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Figueroa Appointed as Program Manager for Health Reform in California