Michael Muth Named Assistant Project Director for eWIC MIS Project

Michael Muth has been named the Assistant Project Director for the eWIC MIS Project. The eWIC MIS Project is a $98 million statewide IT system implementation, which requires the State to implement a new management information system (MIS) and integrate with California’s existing Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) system by the federal mandate of October 1, 2020. Michael has spent the past 15 months as the Assistant Project Manager. In addition to his new management responsibilities, Michael will continue to coordinate the Project’s communications and organizational change management efforts, which support the successful transition of 3,300+ end users, approximately one million WIC participants, and thousands of grocers statewide.

Michael has 10+ years working on projects of various size and scope, in both the private and public sectors. He worked in the Change Management Office at the Department of FI$Cal, where he led project activities and supported departments and end users with system adoption. Prior to working for the State, he worked for the Center for Digital Government, which provided him the opportunity to see firsthand the great work and positive impact the public sector has on its constituents.

“I get enjoyment out of service,” states Michael. In addition to his work on the eWIC MIS Project, Michael volunteers his time working at various fundraisers or events throughout the year as well as at a local winery where he hosts trivia and other events.

He is a graduate from California State University, Sacramento. He also holds certifications as a Project Management Professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute, an ITIL Foundation in IT Service Management, and a Prosci Certified Change Practitioner in organizational change management.