Appointments and Promotions

Governor appoints DAPO director

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Guillermo Viera Rosa

Governor Gavin Newsom May 27 announced Guillermo Viera Rosa has been appointed director of the Division of Adult Parole Operations at CDCR.

He has served as undersecretary of operations at the CDCR since 2019 and was director of the Division of Correctional Policy Research and Internal Oversight there from 2018 to 2019. Viera Rosa served in multiple other positions at CDCR from 2013 and 2018, including as director of Adult Parole Operations, southern regional parole administrator, associate director of parole, and parole administrator.

Viera Rosa was a deputy commissioner at the Board of Parole Hearings from 2007 to 2009. He was a parole agent III, supervisor, a correctional counselor II supervisor, a parole agent II and a parole agent I at the CDCR from 2000 to 2007. Viera Rosa served as a San Bernardino County probation officer II from 1995 to 2000. He earned a Master of Arts degree in social science and leadership studies from Azusa Pacific University.

This position requires Senate confirmation.