Stewart Knox was appointed by Governor Newsom July 2019 as the Undersectrary of the Labor and
Workforce Development Agency with oversight of the Employment Development Department,
Department of Industrial Realtions, California Workforce Development Board, Employment Training
Panel, Public Employees Relations Board, Agriculture Labor Relation Board, and California
Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board.
Prior to Governor Newsom appointment Stewart was appointed by Governor Brown as the Executive
Director of the Employment Training Panel September 30, 2014; in the five as the Executive Director the
Panel approved over $500 million dollars in projects and provided training funds to approximately 5,000
California companies training well over 450,000 workers.
Mr. Knox has over 26 years of experience working in the Workforce Development, and Economic
Development industry in both Northern and Southern California. Including executive levels; Yuba
Community College Workforce Development Director, and the Executive Director of four Workforce
Development Boards within California.