In a game of state administration dominoes, Delaware Labor Secretary Cerron Cade will move to the Delaware Office of Management and Budget, because its head is going Delaware Technical Community College.
Those moves are two of the six involving administration jobs announced Thursday by Gov. John Carney in a press release.
All the changes must be approved by the Delaware Senate when the General Assembly returns to session in January.
Among the changes:
- Cade will be nominated to head the Delaware Office of Management and Budget, which manages the state’s annual financial plan and facilities. He has been labor secretary since 2018, and dealt with unemployment issues and workforce development as the COVID-19 pandemic struck. He also was the first director of the Delaware Division of Small Business.
- Karryl Hubbard, deputy labor secretary, will be nominated to replace Cade. Hubbard led efforts to connect Delawareans with employment services and rapid skills training and is leading efforts to increase training and services around trauma and adverse childhood experiences.
- OMB head Mike Jackson, who will join DelTech later this month, became OMB director in 2017 after serving as deputy controller general for the Delaware General Assembly. He oversaw appropriations from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act.
- Saundra Ross Johnson will be appointed as director of statewide equity initiatives. The new position will serve as a senior advisor to Carney on issues of equity, diversity and inclusion. In 2017, Johnson became the first secretary of the Delaware Department of Human Resources, which was created to manage issues important to state employees. She previously served as director of the Delaware State Housing Authority.
- Amy Bonner, deputy director of OMB, will be nominated to become the next secretary of the Department of Human Resources. At OMB, she oversaw financial operations, information technology and human resources. Prior to that she was deputy director for the division of Human Resources Management, where she oversaw employment services, Equal Employment Opportunity and policy development.
- Jason Clarke, the state’s acting chief information officer, will be nominated to permanently lead the Delaware Department of Technology and Information. The CIO manages the state’s information technology infrastructure and cybersecurity efforts. Clarke helped manage an expansion of high-speed broadband service in rural Kent and Sussex counties.