Hal Geiogue has served for more than three decades in formulating education policy and fiscal policy for the state of California. A life long Californian and the first person in his family to graduate from college, Geiogue has spent much of his career in fostering accountability and the efficient, effective, and wise use of public resources.
Geiogue retired from the California Legislature’s Assembly Education Committee in 2002 where he served for eight years as the Chief Consultant. He was responsible for the overall operation of the committee and its staff activities. This included identifying issues, developing legislation, analyzing and tracking bills, and preparing hearings for the committee’s review of education legislation and policy matters.
In 1991 Geiogue was appointed Assistant State Treasurer by Treasurer Kathleen Brown. In this position for four years he helped plan and administer the overall bond and cash flow financing program of the State of California. He lead financing teams in the issuance of $7 billion in long term bonds and $33 billion in short term notes and warrants. Representing the Treasurer, he chaired the California Education Facilities Authority, the California Student Loan Authority, the California Health Facilities Authority, numerous bond committees and was a member of the Public Works Board.
Geiogue also served for fifteen years as Director of Education in the California Legislative Analyst’s Office. There he directed a staff of nonpartisan professionals who were responsible for the program and budget review of K 12 education and postsecondary education institutions and programs in California. In 1979 and 1980 he was the co-chairperson of the Student Financial Aid Policy Study Group which helped reform the state’s student financial aid system. He started his state career in 1965 with the Department of Finance.
Geiogue received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley and his Master of Arts degree in Government from the California State University, Sacramento. He and his wife have a daughter and live in Sacramento.