Governor Brown Announces Appointments


9-26-2012

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

Tara Murphy, 55, of Alameda, has been appointed assistant general counsel at the Department of Financial Institutions. Murphy was vice president and counsel at Fireside Bank from 1995 to 2012. She was senior counsel at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation from 1983 to 1995 and manager of field operations at the Canadian Deposit Insurance Corporation from 1990 to 1992. Murphy was an associate at Callaghan Callaghan Ruckman and Vaughan from 1982 to 1983. She earned a Juris Doctorate degree from the West Virginia University College of Law. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $122,196. Murphy is a Democrat.

Richard Rosenberg, 73, of Solana Beach, has been appointed to the California Horse Racing Board, where he has served since 2009. Rosenberg was executive vice president at the William Morris Agency from 1992 to 2005. He held multiple positions at Triad Artists Inc. from 1984 to 1992, including founding partner and president. Rosenberg was founding partner at Regency Artists Ltd. from 1974 to 1984. He earned a Juris Doctorate Degree from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law. This position requires Senate confirmation and compensation is $100 per diem. Rosenberg is a Republican.

Terri Gonzalez, 55, of Templeton, has been appointed associate director of general population male offenders at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, where she has served as acting associate director since 2011. Gonzalez has served in multiple positions at the department since 1988, including warden, chief deputy administrator, correctional administrator, correctional captain, correctional lieutenant, correctional sergeant and correctional officer. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $137,124. Gonzalez is a Republican.

Jay Virbel, 46, of Sacramento, has been appointed associate director of female offender programs, services and special housing at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, where he has served as acting associate director since 2012. Virbel has served in multiple positions at the department since 1993, including chief deputy of program operations and chief of investigations at the Board of Parole Hearings and senior special agent and special agent in the Office of Internal Affairs. He also served as assistant deputy director, correctional lieutenant, sergeant and officer for the Division of Adult Institutions. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $137,124. Virbel is a Republican

Erin Brock, 49, of Modesto, has been appointed superintendent at the N.A. Chaderjian Youth Correctional Facility, where she has served as acting superintendent since 2011. Brock has served in multiple positions at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation since 1986, including assistant superintendent, program administrator, treatment team supervisor, parole agent and youth correctional counselor. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $127,452. Brock is a Republican.

Kevin Chappell, 48, of Elk Grove, has been appointed warden at San Quentin State Prison, where he has served as acting warden since 2012. Chappell has served in multiple positions at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation since 1987, including chief deputy administrator, correctional administrator, chief of Classification Services Unit, facility captain for the Classifications Services Unit, correctional lieutenant, correctional counselor, correctional sergeant and correctional officer. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $130,668. Chappell is a Democrat.

Deborah K. Johnson, 50, of Stockton, has been appointed as warden at the Central California Women’s Facility, where she has served as acting warden since 2011. Johnson has served in multiple positions at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation since 1986, including chief deputy warden, associate warden, classification and parole representative, assistant classification and parole representative, correctional counselor, correctional sergeant, correctional sergeant instructor and correctional officer. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $130,668. Johnson is a Democrat.

David Long, 47, of Blythe, has been appointed warden at Ironwood State Prison, where he has served as acting warden since 2011. Long has served in multiple positions at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation since 1989, including chief deputy warden, associate warden, facility captain, correctional counselor, correctional lieutenant, correctional sergeant and correctional officer. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $130,668. Long is a Republican.

Cynthia Tampkins, 50, of Rialto, has been appointed warden at the California Rehabilitation Center, Norco, where she has served as acting warden since 2011. Tampkins has served in multiple positions at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation from 1986 to 2011, including chief deputy warden, correctional administrator, correctional counselor III, classification and parole representative, correctional counselor, correctional lieutenant, correctional sergeant and correctional officer. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $130,668. Tampkins is a Democrat.

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