SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the following appointments:
Stacie Olivares-Castain, 44, of Culver City, has been appointed to the California Public Employees’ Retirement System Board of Administration. Olivares-Castain has been chief investment officer at Lendistry since 2019. She was senior advisor on impact investments and blockchain at the California Department of Insurance from 2017 to 2019 and managing director and chief investment officer at the California Organized Investment Network (COIN) from 2011 to 2017. Olivares-Castain was a guided portfolio manager at Morgan Stanley from 2008 to 2011 and executive director of the California Commission for Economic Development from 2002 to 2007. She earned a Master of Public Policy degree in business and government from Harvard University. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Olivares-Castain is a Democrat.
Dean Fealk, 46, of Piedmont, has been appointed to the California Workforce Development Board. Fealk has been partner and co-chair of the international labor and employment practice at DLA Piper since 2007 and general counsel, honorary chair and co-founder at the Halifax International Security Forum since 2011. He was an advisor on the Europe and Russia Advisory Committee of the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign from 2015 to 2016. Fealk was an Eisenhower Fellow to China in 2016, a Presidential Leadership Scholar at the Clinton Foundation in 2015 and a Marshall Memorial Fellow to the European Union in 2011. He was a guest lecturer at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 2010 and an associate at Baker & McKenzie from 2005 to 2007. Fealk was a consultant for the World Bank from 2003 to 2005, an adjunct lecturer at Santa Clara University School of Law in 2004 and an adjunct law professor at Kyunghee University Graduate School of Law in 2003. He is chair of the Northern California District Export Council and a board member of the Bay Area Council and the California Business Roundtable. He earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law and a Master of Science degree in government from the London School of Economics. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Fealk is a Democrat.