“Ms. Bridges is a proactive and visionary executive who brings extensive experience to the BOE. She offers proven leadership that will help guide the BOE in fulfilling its mission of providing fair, effective and efficient tax administration.”
Jerome E. Horton - Chairman, California State Board of Equalization
“I am honored and humbled to be appointed Executive Director. I look forward to working with the Board and staff to advance BOE's vision and create innovative solutions to help the citizens and businesses of California succeed."
Cynthia Bridges - Newly Appointed Executive Director, California State Board of Equalization
"I couldn't be more pleased that the California Board of Equalization has chosen Ms. Cynthia Bridges as their next Executive Director. She was an incredibly efficient and principled Secretary who brought the Department of Revenue into the 21st Century.”
Murphy 'Mike' Foster - Former Louisiana Governor
“Secretary Bridges will undoubtedly serve the people of California with integrity and professionalism as she did here in Louisiana. I know I speak for many others in wishing her much success in her new endeavor.”
Karen Carter Peterson - Louisiana Senator
The five-member California State Board of Equalization (BOE) is a publicly elected tax board. The BOE collects more than $53.7 billion annually in taxes and fees supporting state and local government services. It hears business tax appeals, acts as the appellate body for franchise and personal income tax appeals, and serves a significant role in the assessment and administration of property taxes. For more information on other taxes and fees in California, visit www.taxes.ca.gov.
Deputy Director, External Affairs Department