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Thursday, January 3, 2019

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: 

Susan Anderson, 66, of Fresno, has been reappointed to the California Apprenticeship Council, where she has served since 2013. Anderson served in several positions for the County of Fresno from 1989 to 2013, including District 2 supervisor, county clerk, registrar of voters and deputy district attorney. She was membership and marketing director at the Central Valley Young Men’s Christian Association from 1973 to 1984 and a member of the Fresno Regional Workforce Investment Board from 2009 to 2012 and from 2002 to 2004. Anderson earned a Juris Doctor degree from the San Joaquin College of Law. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Anderson is registered without party preference. 

Christopher Christophersen Sr., 58, of Tracy, has been reappointed to the California Apprenticeship Council, where he has served since 2014. Christophersen has been business manager at the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 16 Northern California since 2002. He was president of the Auto, Marine and Specialty Painters Local 1176 from 1998 to 2002 and an apprentice-journeyman at Forman Automotive Painter from 1980 to 1998. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Christophersen is a Democrat. Don Scott Gordon, 57, of Lake Forest, has been reappointed to the California Apprenticeship Council, where he has served since 2010. Gordon has been executive director of the Laborers Training and Retraining Trust for Southern California since 2001. He was operations manager at Hardy and Harper from 1996 to 2001 and district manager at the Associated General Contractors of California from 1994 to 1995. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Gordon is a Democrat. Larry Hopkins, 56, of Riverside, has been appointed to the California Apprenticeship Council. Hopkins has been director of training at Operating Engineers Training Trust since 2013. He is a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Hopkins is a Democrat. 

Charles Martin, 46, of Los Angeles, has been reappointed to the California Apprenticeship Council, where he has served since 2013. Martin has been executive director at the Air Conditioning and Sheet Metal Association, Los Angeles and Kern County since 2014, executive director of the Finishing Contractors Association of Southern California since 2009 and executive director at the California Plumbing and Mechanical Contractors Association since 2005. He has been owner of Martin Consulting Services since 2005. Martin was a professional trustee at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 441 from 2007 to 2013, executive director of the California Landscape and Irrigation Council from 2007 to 2012 and vice president at McMorgan and Company from 2000 to 2005. He is a member of the California Foundation on the Environment and the Economy Board of Governors. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Martin is a Republican. 

Frank J. Quintero, 72, of Glendale, has been reappointed to the California Apprenticeship Council, where he has served since 2013. Quintero has served in multiple positions for the City of Glendale since 2001, including mayor and city council member. He was director of the Alliance for Education from 1976 to 2002. Quintero is a member of the Orangeline Development Authority Board of Directors. He served on the California Workforce Investment Board from 1999 to 2010. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Quintero is a Democrat. Frank Schetter, 72, of Sacramento, has been appointed to the California Apprenticeship Council. Schetter has served as chief executive officer at Schetter Electric Inc. since 1983. He is a member of the National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee, Statewide Labor Management Committee of California, Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee, American Subcontractors Association of California and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Schetter is registered without party preference. 

Richard Zampa, 63, of Rodeo, has been appointed to the California Apprenticeship Council. Zampa has served as California, Nevada and Arizona apprenticeship director at the California Field Ironworkers Apprenticeship & Training Program since 2005. He was an apprentice ironworker at the Ironworkers Apprenticeship Program 1973 to 1976. Zampa is a member of Ironworkers Local 378. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Zampa is a Democrat. Jodie Evans, 64, of Los Angeles, has been appointed to the California Arts Council. Evans has been co-founder and director at CODEPINK since 2002. Evans has been an independent documentary filmmaker since 1994. She is a founding board member of The Peoples Forum, Global Girl Media, 826LA and the Drug Policy Alliance and a member of the Institute for Policy Studies. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Evans is a Democrat. 

Louise McGuinness, 81, of Oakland, has been reappointed to the California Arts Council where she has served since 2015. McGuinness has been owner at These Hands since 1972. She is a member of the Women’s Board at the Oakland Museum of California. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. McGuinness is a Democrat. 

Celia McGuinness, 51, of Oakland, has been reappointed to the California Commission on Disability Access, where she has served since 2015. McGuinness has been founding partner and principle at Derby, McGuinness & Goldsmith LLP since 2017. She was managing attorney at the Law Office of Paul L. Rein 2010 to 2016, where she was an associate from 2008 to 2010. McGuinness was a sole practitioner from 1999 to 2008 and served as a deputy public defender at the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office from 1991 to 1997. She was an adjunct legal writing and research instructor and a moot court instructor at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law from 2008 to 2010 and from 1994 to 1997, and was a visiting clinical professor at the University of San Francisco School of Law in 1998. McGuinness is a member of the Disability Rights Bar Association, Consumer Attorneys of California and of the Coalition of Disability Access Professionals. McGuinness earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. McGuinness is a Democrat. 

Betty Wilson, 82, of Los Angeles, has been reappointed to California Commission on Disability Access, where she has served since 2010. Wilson has been owner and consultant at Betty R. Wilson and Associates since 2012.  She held several positions at the Los Angeles Department on Disability from 1989 to 2012, including director of community services, assistant director and administrative coordinator. Wilson was executive director of the Mayor’s Office for the Disabled from 1981 to 1989 and senior research associate for the Neuropsychiatric Institute Sociobehavioral Group at the University of California, Los Angeles from 1979 to 1981. She is a member of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights’ California Advisory Committee. Wilson earned a Master of Arts degree in psychology from California State University, Los Angeles. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Wilson is a Democrat. 

Kevin J. Holl, 61, of San Francisco, has been appointed to the California Community Colleges Board of Governors. Holl has been a partner at Gordon-Creed, Kelley, Holl & Sugerman, LLP since 1996. Holl is president of the Archbishop Riordan High School Alumni Board and is a member of the Archbishop Riordan High School Board of Trustees and Treasure Island/Yerba Buena Island Citizen Advisory Board. He earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of San Francisco School of Law. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Holl is a Democrat. 

Jacqueline Blackshear, 37, of Sonoma, has been appointed to the California Cultural and Historical Endowment. Blackshear was lead designer at Uptown Theater LLC in 2009, intern architect in 2009 and designer from 2004 to 2006. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Blackshear is a Democrat. 

Beata Draga-Morcos, 38, of Los Angeles, has been reappointed to the California Board of Occupational Therapy, where she has served since 2015. Draga-Morcos has been president and chief executive officer at The Morcos Group since 2013. She served as a board member on the California Workforce Investment Board’s Advanced Manufacturing Committee from 2012 to 2014, chief executive officer at the Black American Political Association of California from 2008 to 2016 and was director of operations and corporate buyer at WorldTone Dance from 2005 to 2008. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Draga-Morcos is a Democrat. 

Christine Baker, 69, of Berkeley, has been appointed to the Fraud Assessment Commission. She was director of the Department of Industrial Relations from 2012 to 2018, where she served as chief deputy director from 2011 to 2012. Baker was executive officer of the Commission on Health and Safety and Workers’ Compensation from 1994 to 2011. She was acting deputy director at the Department of Industrial Relations’ Division of Workers’ Compensation from 1990 to 1994 and chief of the Department’s Division of Labor Statistics and Research from 1984 to 1989. Baker was a research assistant at the University of California, Berkeley from 1980 to 1982. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Baker is a Democrat. 

Mona Pasquil Rogers, 56, of Walnut Grove, has been appointed to the State Personnel Board. Pasquil Rogers has served as appointments secretary in the Office of Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. since 2011. She was chief of staff to Lieutenant Governor John Garamendi from 2008 to 2009 and served as acting Lieutenant Governor from 2009 to 2010, upon Garamendi’s election to Congress. Pasquil Rogers was a business development consultant at IBM from 2003 to 2006. She was deputy political director for John Kerry’s presidential campaign in 2004, political director for Governor Gray Davis’ gubernatorial campaign in 2002, California political director for Al Gore’s presidential campaign in 2000 and western political director for the White House Office of Political Affairs from 1996 to 2000. Pasquil Rogers was deputy chief executive officer of the Democratic National Convention in 2000. She is president of the California Asian Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus Institute, vice president of California Women Lead and a member of Women in Philanthropy. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $48,789. Pasquil Rogers is a Democrat. 

Vincent Reyes, 68, of San Ramon, has been appointed to the State Bar of California Examining Committee. Reyes served as director of the Department of Human Relations and Diversity Affairs for the Alameda County Social Services Agency from 1998 to 2007, director of the Workforce and Resource Development Department from 1995 to 1997 and multicultural multilingual coordinator in the Alameda County Administrator’s Office from 1989 to 1994. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Reyes is a Democrat.     ###
Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. 
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