Governor Brown Announces Appointments


3-8-2013

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

Robin Baker, 59, of Berkeley, has been appointed to the California State Compensation Insurance Fund Board of Directors. Baker has been director of research to practice at the University of California, Berkeley Center for Occupational and Environmental Health and at CPWR - The Center for Construction Research and Training since 2010. She was director at the University of California, Berkeley Labor Occupational Health Program from 1981 to 2010 and director at the Project on Health and Safety in Electronics, Santa Clara Center for Occupational Safety and Health from 1978 to 1981. Baker is a member of the American Federation of Teachers and the American Public Health Association. She earned a Master of Public Health degree from the University of California, Berkeley. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $50,000. Baker is a Democrat.

Marvin Kropke, 65, of Brea, has been appointed to the California State Compensation Insurance Fund Board of Directors. Kropke has been business manager and financial secretary at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 11 since 1997. He has been a member of IBEW since 1979. Kropke serves as executive secretary at the California State Association of Electrical Workers and is co-chairman of Working Californians. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $50,000. Kropke is a Democrat.

Wm. Gregory Sawyer, 58, of Simi Valley, has been appointed to the California Student Aid Commission. Sawyer has been vice president of student affairs at California State University, Channel Islands since 2002. He was dean of student services at Florida Gulf Coast University from 1995 to 2001 and dean of students at the University of North Texas from 1990 to 1995. Sawyer is a member of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators and the Association of College Personnel Administrators. He earned a Master of Arts degree in organizational communication from Eastern New Mexico University and a doctorate degree in higher education administration from the University of North Texas. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Sawyer is a Democrat.

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