Sacramento County Executive Brad Hudson is leaving for the private sector.
He has taken a position with a corporation in Orange County.
Hudson began working for the county in August 2011.
He is credited with pushing for technology upgrades in the county including the 311 Connect system, two building assistance centers and two news and data portals.
Hudson's contract was to expire in August 2016.
The County Board of Supervisors will begin a search for a new executive next month. His last day is Jan. 23.