Curt Soderlund is the Judicial Council's Chief Administrative Officer, directing the council's Administrative Division, effective October 1, 2012. Prior to his current appointment, Mr. Soderlund served as Interim Chief Deputy Director for eight months. He previously served as Director of the council’s Trial Court Administrative Services Division since 2008 and before that served as the Assistant Regional Administrative Director for the Judicial Council's Northern/Central Regional Office.
Mr. Soderlund brings to the position more than 38 years of government leadership experience, including almost 12 years with the judicial branch and 26 years with the executive branch.
He joined the Judicial Council staff in 2006 from the Superior Court of Sacramento County where he served as Chief Deputy Executive Officer for approximately 5 years.
Prior to that, he served in executive branch agencies such as the Energy Commission, Department of General Services, Board of Control, and Housing and Community Development, and Crime Victims and Government Compensation Board.
Mr. Soderlund has served in various senior administrative and operational capacities in the areas of accounting, technology, facilities, labor relations, human resources, management analysis, and claims processing. In his executive leadership role with the Trial Court Administrative Services Division, he was instrumental in the development, deployment, and ongoing operations of the financial and human capital management (payroll) systems for courts statewide.
Mr. Soderlund earned his bachelor of science degree in business administration from California State University, at Sacramento (CSUS), with a dual minor in economics and criminal justice, and was a master’s degree candidate in business administration at CSUS.