Governor Brown Announces Appointments


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

Karen Douglas, 44, of Davis, has been reappointed to the California Energy Commission, where she has served since 2008. Douglas was director of the California Climate Initiative for the Environmental Defense Fund from 2005 to 2008. She held several positions at the Planning and Conservation League from 2001 to 2005, including acting executive director and general counsel. Douglas earned a Juris Doctor degree from Stanford Law School and a Master of Public Policy degree in environmental policy from the University of Colorado, Boulder. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $147,778. Douglas is a Democrat.

Nancy Wheeler, 53, of Templeton, has been reappointed to the 16th District Agricultural Association, California Mid-State Fair Board of Directors, where she has served since 2016. Wheeler has been owner at the Rocking JN Cattle Company since 2017, director at the Wheeler Foundation since 1991 and owner at Wheeler Limited Partnership since 1990. She was owner at Kiss Me Cattle Company LLC from 2011 to 2015. Wheeler is a member of the Junior League of Bakersfield, Mendiburu Magic Foundation, Atascadero High School Parent Teacher Association and the American Quarter Horse Association. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Wheeler is a Republican.