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Published:March 10th, 2006 08:28 EST
Schwarzenegger Announces Appointments

Schwarzenegger Announces Appointments

By Leon (Producer)

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger  announced the following appointments:

Jeanne Clinton, 54, of Berkeley, has been appointed a policy and planning advisor for clean energy initiatives at the California Public Utilities Commission. She has served as a consultant and advisor to the California Energy Commission/PUC Energy Efficiency Committee since 2005 and as the international energy efficiency advisor to the Viet Nam Ministry of Industry since 2004. Clinton was previously deputy director for the California Consumer Power and Conservation Finance Authority from 2001 to 2004. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $111,864. Clinton is registered decline-to-state.

Paula Daniels, 50, of Los Angeles, has been appointed to the California Bay-Delta Authority. She has served as a member of the Authority since 2003. Daniels is currently a commissioner on the City of Los Angeles Board of Public Works and is a senior research fellow for the Institute of the Environment at the University of California, Los Angeles. She was previously an attorney in private practice from 2002 to 2005, of counsel to the law firm of Litt & Associates from 2001 to 2004, a partner in the law firm of Kudo & Daniels from 1996 to 2002. Daniels was a member of the California Coastal Commission in 1999. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Daniels is a Democrat.

Robert Haga, 35, of Arlington, has been appointed a technical advisor to Commissioner Rachelle Chong of the California Public Utilities Commission. He previously served as vice president for strategic planning and operations for the Universal Service Administrative Company. From 1996 to 2002, Haga also held the positions of vice president for operations, assistant treasurer, counsel, acting secretary and treasurer for the Universal Service Administrative Company. He was previously director of government relations for the National Exchange Carrier Association from 1996 to 1998. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $111,864. Haga is a Republican.

Loren Kaye, 49, of Sacramento, has been appointed to the Little Hoover Commission. Currently, he serves as president of the California Foundation for Commerce and Education. Previously, Kaye was a partner at KP Public Affairs from 1996 to 2005 and undersecretary for the California Trade and Commerce Agency from 1993 to 1996. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Kaye is a Republican.

Harold Lancer, M.D., 53, of Beverly Hills, has been appointed to the Board of Trustees of the Health Professions Education Foundation. He has been in private dermatology practice since 1983 and is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and the University of California, Los Angeles Medical Center. Lancer is also an assistant clinical professor for the University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Dr. Lancer is registered decline-to-state.

Nancy McFadden, 47, of Sacramento, has been appointed to the California Medical Assistance Commission. She has been a member of the Commission since 2003 and served as chair from 2003 to 2005. McFadden is currently vice president of government relations for the Pacific Gas & Electric Company. She served as senior advisor and deputy chief of staff in the Office of the Governor from 2001 to 2003 and deputy chief of staff to the vice president of the United States from 2000 to 2001. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $50,000. McFadden is a Democrat.

Alfred Montna, 61, of Yuba City, has been appointed to the California Bay-Delta Authority. He has served as a member of the Authority since 2003. He owns and operates Montna Farms, Montna Farms Dryer, and D&M Development. Montna also serves as chair of the State Food and Agriculture Board and the California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo's College of Agriculture Advisory Council. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Montna is a Republican.

Genevieve Shiroma, 51, of Sacramento, has been appointed to the Agricultural Labor Relations Board. She has been a member of the Agricultural Labor Relations Board since 1999. Prior to that, Shiroma held a variety of positions at the Air Resources Board from 1978 to 1999, concluding her tenure as chief of the Air Quality Measures Branch. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $114,191. Shiroma is a Democrat.

Julio Soares, 56, of Danville, has been appointed to the Board of Pilot Commissioners for the Bays of San Francisco, San Pablo and Suisun. He has served as director of marine operations in the Americas region for American President Lines, a fleet management company, since 1995. Prior to that, he served in several capacities with American President Lines, including manager of fleet and logistics in Hong Kong from 1990 to 1995, country manager of India Operations from 1988 to 1990, country manager of Sri Lanka Operations from 1986 to 1988 and manager of West Asia Operations from 1983 to 1986. This position requires Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Soares is a Republican.

Christopher Van Gorder, 53, of San Diego, has been appointed to the Commission on Emergency Medical Services. He has served as president and chief executive officer for Scripps Health, a non-profit, health care delivery system with five acute care hospitals, since 2000. Van Gorder is a member of the California Hospital Association Board of Directors' Executive Committee and immediate past chair of the Healthcare Association of San Diego and Imperial Counties. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Van Gorder is a Republican.

Dale Webster, 36, of Sacramento, has been appointed education policy consultant to the State Board of Education. He was most recently a project manager for the Texas Reading First Initiative at the University of Texas. Webster was previously a literacy expert with the Los Angeles Unified School District from 2001 to 2003 and a teacher in the San Diego Unified School District from 1996 to 2001. He has also served as a consultant for the Consortium on Reading Excellence since 2000 and was a member of the California Curriculum Development and Supplemental Materials Commission. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $77,976. Webster is a Republican.

Fabian Wesson, 52, of Los Angeles, has been appointed to the California Science Center Board. She has been a member of the Board since 2001 and has served as vice president. Wesson has been a principal consultant to Assemblymember Mervyn Dymally since 2004 and was administrative director for First A.M.E. Church from 1998 to 2004. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Wesson is a Democrat.

Source: www.governor.ca.gov