Thuyet emigrated from Vietnam in early 1990’s to Sacramento, California, where she received her BA in Business Management, Accountancy, cum laude, at California State University, Sacramento. She has over 15 years of experience in financial accounting, fiscal control, budgeting, human resources, employee relations, employee benefits, information system and general administrative functions of city and county governments. She also holds a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certificate and a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.
She began her career in government and public administration in 2003 starting with Sacramento County Employees’ Retirement System (Sacramento County) where she was a Senior Accounting Manager until 2018 responsible for the financial accounting, fiscal control, budgeting, human resources, employee relations, employee benefits, information systems and general administrative functions of a $9 billion organization. She spearheaded and led a 5-year, $20 million pension administration system implementation to ensure consistency in business process, rules, and calculations that improves data security and service delivery.
Prior to joining the Sheriff’s Office as a Financial and Administrative Services Manager, Thuyet was also a Financial Services Manager with the City of Los Altos and a Director of Financial and Business Operations with the Finance Agency, Santa Clara County responsible for the Agency’s financial strategy and business process, accounting functions having county-wide impact, and the general administrative functions of the Agency including financial, budgetary, fiscal control, human resources, employee relations, contract solicitation and procurement, asset management, emergency services, and record retention.
Thuyet has three children, Sean, Leila and Lilianne and enjoys hiking, biking, sewing and baking.