January 14, 2020: California Governor Gavin Newsom has appointed Ben Chida as a Chief Deputy Cabinet Secretary for the Office of the Governor, where he has served as Senior Policy Advisor for Cradle to Career. Previously, Chida was an attorney at an international law firm, an attorney-advisor in the executive office of Attorney General Kamala D. Harris, and a judicial law clerk to federal judges in California and on the D.C. Circuit. Earlier in his career, Chida was a third-grade teacher at P.S. 325 in New York City and a roofer while attending a continuation high school.