Skip to Main Content Joan Keegan, Chief Deputy Director Joan Keegan was appointed by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on December 29, 2014 to be Chief Deputy Director at the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing. Ms. Keegan has served in executive or senior-management level positions in State government for over 16 years. Prior to coming to DFEH, she served as the Assistant Executive Officer at the Sierra Nevada Conservancy, the Deputy Director for the Policy and Planning Division at the Department of Technology Services and in various positions at the Franchise Tax Board including as the Director of the Corporate Planning Bureau and the Chief Information Security and Privacy Officer. Ms. Keegan began her career in State service as a Senior Policy and Fiscal Analyst with the Legislative Analyst’s Office. She graduated with highest honors from UC Berkeley with degrees in Political Economy and German.