Department of Finance Directors
March 4, 1996 to December 30, 1998
Craig Brown was appointed Director of Finance by Governor Pete Wilson on March 4, 1996. Brown joined the Air Force and then went on to join the Legislative Analyst’s Office post-military service and left in the early 1980s to serve Governor Deukmejian’s administration. In both the Deukmejian and Wilson administrations, Brown held various executive positions within the Department of Corrections before becoming Director of Finance.
After Finance, Brown went on to create his own lobbying firm, Craig Brown and Associates.