Governor Brown Announces Appointments


6-8-2012

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

Thomas Cullen, 50, of Novato, has been appointed chief deputy director for the Office of Oil Spill Prevention and Response, also known as the Oil Spill Response Administrator, at the California Department of Fish and Game. Cullen was executive director of homeland security for Sabre Systems Inc. from 2010 to 2011. He served in multiple positions with the United States Coast Guard from 1983 to 2010, including deputy commander and alternate captain of the port at the San Francisco sector, chief of response and chief of search and rescue at the 11th Coast Guard district, chief of the aircraft maintenance department at the Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod and chief of aircraft systems at the Coast Guard headquarters. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $116,076. Cullen is a Republican.

William Enfield, 62, of Sacramento, has been appointed chief of communications at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Enfield has been an instructor at California State University, Sacramento since 2012. He held multiple positions at the Sacramento Bee from 1984 to 2011, including editor, writer and project manager. Enfield served as an editor and writer for the Tulsa World from 1980 to 1984 and as a writer for the Oklahoma Journal from 1972 to 1980. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $78,000. Enfield is a Democrat.

Rebecca Franzoia, 60, of Sacramento, has been appointed to the Respiratory Care Board of California. Franzoia served as capitol director for Lieutenant Governor John Garamendi from 2007 to 2009. She worked in a number of positions for the California Department of Insurance from 1991 to 2007, including deputy commissioner of executive operations, chief deputy commissioner, manager of the selections and training unit, training officer and assistant to the commissioner. Franzoia served on the California Senate Revenue and Taxation Committee as a committee secretary from 1988 to 1990 and a consultant from 1981 to 1986. She was an elementary school teacher at the Tuolumne County School District from 1977 to 1981 and at the Modoc Unified School District from 1974 to 1977. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Franzoia is a Democrat.

Mark Goldstein, 66, of El Dorado Hills, has been appointed to the Respiratory Care Board of California. Goldstein has been a senior manager for respiratory and clinical services at Sutter Care at Home, Timberlake Division since 2002. He was a per diem respiratory therapist II at University of California, Davis, Sacramento Medical Center from 1994 to 2002, special projects and regional cardiopulmonary quality assurance coordinator at Mercy San Juan Medical Center from 1989 to 2002 and a respiratory therapist for Kaiser Sacramento from 1983 to 1989. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Goldstein is a Democrat.

Baxter Rice, 74, of San Francisco, has been appointed to the Alcoholic Beverage Control Appeals Board. Rice has been a consultant at Haas and Najarian LLP since 2007. He was a self-employed consultant from 1983 to 2007 and director of the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control from 1976 to 1983. Rice was director of marketing at Naraghi Farms from 1974 to 1976, an intelligence officer at the Central Intelligence Agency from 1968 to 1974 and a trust administrator at Crocker-Citizens National Bank from 1965 to 1968. He was a member of the California Board of Accountancy from 1994 to 2002. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $25,500. Rice is a Democrat.

Cesar Chavez, 31, of Bakersfield, has been appointed to the 15th District Agricultural Association, Kern County Fair Board, where he has served since 2003. Chavez has been general manager at Farmworkers Educational Radio Network since 2009. He was program director at the National Farm Workers Service Center Inc. from 1999 to 2009. Chavez is a member of the Foundation for Success Board of Directors. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Chavez is a Democrat.

Michael Young, 39, of Bakersfield, has been appointed to the 15th District Agricultural Association, Kern County Fair Board. Young has been a partner at Wegis and Young since 1995. He served as president of the Kern County Farm Bureau from 2005 to 2007. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Young is a Republican.

Lynette Busby, 63, of Martinez, has been appointed to the 23rd District Agricultural Association, Contra Costa County Fair Board, where she has served since 1995. Busby has been executive director at the Contra Costa Centre Association since 1989. Busby served as planning commissioner for the City of Martinez from 1995 to 2006. She was community relations director for TCI Cable from 1987 to 1989. Busby is a member of the Contra Costa Centre Area Municipal Advisory Council, John Muir Health Foundation and Tuesday Forum. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Busby is a Republican.

Ana Marie Guinto Bustos, 39, of Oakley, has been appointed to the 23rd District Agricultural Association, Contra Costa County Fair Board. Bustos has been assistant vice president at Bank of the West since 2011. She was assistant vice president and compliance consultant at Wells Fargo from 2002 to 2011. Bustos was a compliance specialist at California Bank and Trust from 2000 to 2002. She earned a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of San Francisco. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Bustos is a Democrat.

Craig Cannon, 51, of Martinez, has been appointed to the 23rd District Agricultural Association, Contra Costa County Fair Board. Cannon has been the owner of Craig Cannon Video Newsreel since 1983. He was a grocery store manager at the Yosemite Park and Curry Company from 1988 to 1991. Cannon was a television cameraman at KTVN Reno from 1981 to 1983. He is a member of the Loyal Order of Moose, Knights of Columbus Council and American Radio Relay League. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Cannon is a Republican.

Steven Limrite, 48, of Oakley, has been appointed to the 23rd District Agricultural Association, Contra Costa County Fair Board, where he has served since 2001. Limrite has been a fire dispatcher for the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District since 2005. He was a dispatch supervisor for the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Department from 1988 to 2005 and a reserve deputy from 1985 to 2000. Limrite is a member of the Ewa Tom Lih Kinh Appaloosa Horse Club and Cal-Western Appaloosa Show Horse Association. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Limrite is a Republican.

Kelly Mykrantz, 49, of Oakley, has been appointed to the 23rd District Agricultural Association, Contra Costa County Fair Board. Mykrantz has owned and managed Horsetown Tack since 2008. She was an intraday planner and staffing manager at Wells Fargo from 1989 to 2007. Mykrantz is a member of the American Quarter Horse Association. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Mykrantz is registered decline-to-state.

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