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Governor Newsom Announces Appointments 2.22.23

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the following appointments:

E. Dotson Wilson, 68, of Elk Grove, has been reappointed to the California Fair Political Practices Commission, where he has served since 2019. He was Chief Clerk and Parliamentarian for the California State Assembly from 1992 to 2019. Wilson earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of California College of the Law, San Francisco. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Wilson is registered without party preference.

Karriann Farrell Hinds, 52, of Los Angeles, has been reappointed to the Board of Accountancy, where she has served since 2019. Hinds has been Chief of Staff for Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services since 2021. She was External Affairs and Community Affairs Liaison for the Santa Monica College Public Policy Institute from 2015 to 2022. Hinds is a member of the Los Angeles County Commission for Women, National Women’s Political Caucus of California and the Women’s Political Committee. She earned a Juris Doctor degree from Loyola Law School. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Hinds is a Democrat.

Tong “Tony” Lin, 53, of Elk Grove, has been appointed to the Board of Accountancy. Lin has been President of Talus Design Corporation since 2011. He is a member of the Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs Association. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Tong is registered without party preference.

Joseph Rosenbaum, 66, of Sausalito, has been reappointed to the Board of Accountancy, where he has served since 2022. He has been President of Rosenbaum & Co. since 2011. He is a member of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants. He earned a Juris Doctor degree from the Ohio State University College of Law. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Rosenbaum is a Democrat.

Charles “Sonny” Ward, 47, of Los Angeles, has been reappointed to the California Architects Board, where he has served since 2019. He has been Architect Principal and Owner of June Street Architecture since 2004. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects. He earned a Master of Arts degree in Architecture from the University of California, Los Angeles. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Ward is a Democrat.

Fel Amistad, 62, of San Mateo, has been reappointed to the Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists, where he has served since 2018. Amistad has been a Senior Loan Officer and Development Manager for Presto Home Loans since 2017. He has been a Professor at Kaplan Professional since 2018 and an Adjunct Professor at International Technological University since 2011. Amistad is a member of the Filipino American Chamber of Commerce. He earned a Juris Doctor degree from California Southern Law School, a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Business Administration from California Pacific University and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Phoenix. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Amistad is a Democrat.

Elizabeth Mathieson, 67, of Alameda, has been reappointed to the Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists, where she has served since 2015. Mathieson was a Senior Managing Scientist at Exponent from 1999 to 2019. She was a Licensed Expert for the Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists from 2009 to 2015. Mathieson was a Commissioner for the California Seismic Safety Commission from 2007 to 2011. She is a member of the Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists, Environmental Voter Project, Swing Left East Bay, City of Alameda Democratic Club, All Rise Alameda and the Alameda Architectural Preservation Society. Mathieson earned a Master of Science degree in Engineering Geology from Stanford University. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Mathieson is a Democrat.

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