Governor Newsom Announces Appointments

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SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the following appointments:

Lynne Andres, 50, of Roseville, has been appointed Chief of the Bureau of Security and Investigative Services at the California Department of Consumer Affairs. Andres has been a consultant for the California Speaker’s Office of Research and Floor Analysis since 2018. She was director of government relations for the California Academy of Physician Assistants from 2017 to 2018. Andres was a legislative director in the California State Legislature from 2005 to 2017, including in the Office of Assemblymember Joe Baca, Jr., Assemblymember Juan Arambula, Assemblymember Patty Berg, Senator Jenny Oropeza, Senator Ed Hernandez and Senator Jim Beall. She served as federal policy advisor for Governor of Michigan Jennifer Granholm from 2003 to 2004. Andres was legislative director for U.S. Congressman Bart Stupak from 1997 to 2003. She earned a Juris Doctor degree from Concord Law School. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $128,004. Andres is a Democrat.

Candace Hyatt, 35, of Sacramento, has been appointed principal labor relations officer at the California Department of Human Resources. Hyatt has been deputy executive director of human resources for the California Public Utilities Commission since 2017. She was a labor relations officer for the California Department of Human Resources from 2014 to 2017, where she was a labor relations specialist in 2014 and personnel management consultant from 2013 to 2014. Hyatt was a labor relations specialist at the California Department of Transportation from 2009 to 2013 and a personnel analyst at the California Public Employees’ Retirement System from 2008 to 2009. She was a personnel analyst at the California Department of Pesticide Regulation from 2006 to 2008. Hyatt is a member of California Women Lead. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $124,488. Hyatt is a Democrat.

Kaitlin Lewis, 29, of Sacramento, has been appointed assistant deputy director of communications in the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development. Lewis has been communications director in the Office of California State Senator Richard Roth since 2018. She was a news producer for KMAX/KOVR and a political reporter for Capitol Television News Service from 2016 to 2018. Lewis was a broadcast news reporter for NewsRadio KFBK from 2014 to 2016. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $82,716. Lewis is a Democrat.

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