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Release: #17-38
May 12, 2017
Contact: Peter Tira
E-mail: communications@cde.ca.gov
Phone: 916-319-0818

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Appoints Kimberly Tarvin as Director of Audits and Investigations Division

SACRAMENTO—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced today the appointment of Kimberly Tarvin as the new Director of the Audits and Investigations Division at the California Department of Education. She began her assignment May 8, 2017.

A Certified Public Accountant, Tarvin brings more than two decades of auditing and management experience to her new role. She spent the past 20 years working for the California Department of Finance’s Office of State Audits and Investigations leading and managing various audit teams and other department-wide projects. At the CDE, Tarvin will oversee internal, external, and investigative audits to ensure compliance with federal and state programs.

“Kimberly is a veteran leader whose auditing experience and expertise is second to none,” Torlakson said. “I am delighted to welcome her to the California Department of Education.”

A Sacramento native, Tarvin holds a bachelor’s degree in accountancy from Sacramento State. She began her state government career in 1992 in the Audit Division at the California Department of Housing and Community Development and moved to the Department of Finance in 1996.

Tarvin replaces Kevin Chan, who retired in April.

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Tom Torlakson — State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Communications Division, Room 5602, 916-319-0818, Fax 916-319-0100

Last Reviewed: Friday, May 12, 2017
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