Governor Newsom announces appointments 10.5.22

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the following appointments:

Anthony C. Williams, 54, of Huntington Beach, has been appointed to the California Fish and Game Commission. Williams has served as director of public policy for Amazon since 2020. He served as legislative affairs secretary in Governor Gavin Newsom’s office from 2019 to 2020. He was director of national strategy and engagement at The Boeing Company from 2014 to 2019. Director and Special Counsel to the California State Senate from 2010 to 2014. He was a founding partner of the Wada Williams Law Group from 2007 to 2010. Williams was Director of Government Affairs at the State Bar of California from 2004 to 2007. He was a Policy Advisor Consultant to the California State Senate from 1999 to 2004 and Legislative Counsel to the Office of Government Affairs of the California Judicial Council from 1994 to 1999. He is a member of the California High-Speed ​​Rail Authority . This position requires Senate confirmation and compensation is $100 per day. Williams is a Democrat.

Jane Gray, 49, from Goleta, was reappointed to the Central Coast Regional Water Quality Board, where she has served since 2015. Gray has been a senior project manager and environmental planner at Dudek since 2006. She was a planner in the Santa Barbara County Division of Long Range Planning from 2004 to 2006 and a policy planner for Fresno County Environmental Planning and Services from 2003 to 2004. Gray was a teacher of English and English language high school and worked in the refugee resettlement program. and funding in California from 1998 to 1999 and from 2003 to 2004, in New York from 1993 to 1995, and in Arizona from 1991 to 1993. Gray received a Master of Science in regional planning and management from the Technical University of Dortmund. This position requires Senate confirmation and compensation is $250 per day. Gray is a Democrat.

Beatriz “Bea” Gonzalez, 53, of Indio, was reappointed to the Colorado River Basin Regional Water Quality Board, where she has served since 2021. Gonzalez is district director of learning programs expanded to the Coachella Valley Unified School District since 2011 and has held several positions there since 1995, including para-educator for special education, program specialist for Bright Futures, and community liaison for Healthy Start. She is a member of the Desert Community College District Board of Trustees. This position requires Senate confirmation and compensation is $250 per day. Gonzalez is a Democrat.

Peter Satin, 34, of Palm Desert, was reappointed to the Colorado River Basin Regional Water Quality Board, where he has served since 2018. Satin has been a regional planner for the Coachella Valley Association of Governments since 2020 He held several positions at the Mojave Desert Land Trust from 2017 to 2020, including Director of Land Management and Supervisor of Land Stewardship. He was a wildlife technician at the US Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station in 2016, a community health educator for the Peace Corps in Cambodia from 2012 to 2014, and an HIV prevention outreach worker. /AIDS and Child Survival for the Peace Corps in Honduras from 2011 to 2012. Satin earned a Masters in Environmental Management in Ecosystem Science and Conservation from the Nicholas School of the Environment in Honduras. ‘Duke University. This position requires Senate confirmation and compensation is $250 per day. Satin is a Democrat.

Hector Bedolla, 63, of Healdsburg, was reappointed to the North Coast Regional Water Quality Board, where he has served since 2016. Bedolla is a consulting agronomist in the western United States and the international since 1985 and adjunct professor of viticulture at Santa Rosa Junior College since 2017. He served as a winemaker at Chenoweth Vineyards from 2020 to 2022. Bedolla served as Vineyard Manager at Navarro Vineyards in 2018 and North Pacific Vineyard Management from 2016 to 2018 He was a crop advisor, pest control advisor and agronomist at Crop Production. Services from 2013 to 2016. Bedolla served as Vineyard and Ranch Manager at Stuhlmuller Vineyards from 2011 to 2013. He served as Vineyard Consultant at Windsor Oaks Vineyards in 2011 and Agricultural Biologist with the Office of the Sonoma County Commissioner of Agriculture in 2010. He was a vineyard manager. at Kendall-Jackson Wine Estates from 2000 to 2010 and at Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars from 1999 to 2000. Bedolla was Vice President of Wine Operations at Hambrecht Vineyards from 1995 to 1999. He served as Vineyard Manager at Hambrecht and Peterson Vineyards from 1988 to 1995 and at Iron Horse Vineyards from 1983 to 1988. This position requires Senate confirmation and is paid $250 per day. Bedolla is a Democrat.

Andrew Gunther, 66, of Oakland, has been appointed to the San Francisco Bay Area Water Quality Monitoring Board, where he has served since 2020. Gunther is a science advisor to local government and organizations nonprofit since 2017. Gunther was Executive Director of the Center for Ecosystem Management and Restoration from 2000 to 2017 and Vice President of Applied Marine Science from 1991 to 2000. He is a member of the Union Board of Trustees. of Concerned Scientists. Gunther holds a doctorate in philosophy and a master’s degree in energy and resource science from the University of California, Berkeley. This position requires Senate confirmation and compensation is $250 per day. Gunther is a Democrat.

Donald C. Young, 50, of Morgan Hill, was reappointed to the San Francisco Bay Area Water Quality Board, where he has served since 2021. Young is senior vice president of Salas O’ Brien since 2006, serving as the Building Services Team Leader since 2007. He is a past Chairman of the San Jose Evergreen Community College District Foundation Board and a graduate of Leadership San Jose. This position requires Senate confirmation and compensation is $250 per day. Young is a Democrat.

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