Skip to Main Content Governor Brown Announces AppointmentsPublished: Apr 30, 2015SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments. Alex Solis, 51, of Solana Beach, has been appointed to the California Horse Racing Board. Solis has been a jockey since 1982. He is a member of the Jockey’s Guild and was inducted into the National Racing Hall of Fame in 2014. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Solis is a Democrat. Lisa Mangat, 45, of Elk Grove, has been appointed director at the California Department of Parks and Recreation, where she has served as acting director since 2014. Mangat served as a program budget manager at the California Department of Finance from 2008 to 2014 and was a principal consultant at the California State Assembly Republican Fiscal Office from 2005 to 2008 and a senior fiscal and policy analyst at the California Legislative Analyst’s Office from 2002 to 2005. She served as a staff budget analyst at the California Department of Finance from 1999 to 2002 and as a budget analyst at the California Department of Social Services from 1998 to 1999. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $157,708. Mangat is registered without party preference.