Governor Brown Announces Appointments


2-6-2014

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

Geoff Dean, 57, of Ventura, has been appointed to the California Board of State and Community Corrections. Dean has held multiple positions at the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office since 1977, including sheriff, commander, sergeant and deputy. He is a member of the American Cancer Society community council and the Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families Board of Directors. Dean earned a Master of Public Administration degree from California State University, Northridge and a Master of Business Administration degree from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona College of Business Administration. This position requires Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Dean is a Republican.

Tian Feng, 55, of Oakland, has been appointed to the California Architects Board. Feng has been district architect for the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District since 2001. He was senior architect at LCA Architects from 2000 to 2001 and an architect at JKA Construction Consultants from 1997 to 2000 and at Jacobs Engineering-Sverdrup Corporation from 1994 to 1997. Feng was project manager at Sue Associates Architecture from 1989 to 1994, architectural designer at Fong and Chan Architects from 1988 to 1989 and teaching and research assistant at the University of Southern California School of Architecture from 1985 to 1988. Feng is a fellow at the American Institute of Architects and at the Construction Specifications Institute. Feng earned a Master of Science degree in architecture from the University of Southern California. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Feng registered decline-to-state.

Xavier Martinez, 68, of San Marcos, has been appointed to the California Physician Assistant Board. Martinez has been owner of Martinez and Associates Inc. since 1995. He was a temporary tax preparer at Jassoy Graff and Douglas from 1993 to 1994 and temporary staff member at Security Pacific Financial from 1992 to 1994. Martinez was tax manager at McDonnell Douglas Computer Systems from 1989 to 1991 and at USA Petroleum from 1987 to 1988. He was director of taxes at the Wickes Corporation from 1973 to 1987. Martinez earned a Master of Science degree in taxation from Golden Gate University. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Martinez is a Democrat.

Sandra Smith, 59, of Sacramento, has been appointed to the California State Council on Developmental Disabilities as the Area Board III representative. Smith has served on Area Board III since 2012. She was a consultant at California Services for Technical Assistance and Training from 2000 to 2011 and at United Advocates for Children and Families in 2008. Smith was an executive assistant for Sacramento City councilmember Lauren Hammond in 2004 and a grant reader at the California Department of Education from 1998 to 2000. Smith was a teacher at Merryhill Private Middle School from 1996 to 1998 and a special education teacher for the Grant School District from 1992 to 1996. She is a member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the University of California, Davis Institutional Review Board. This position does not require Senate Confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Smith is a Democrat.

Patrick Miller, 48, of Newbury Park, has been appointed to the California State Council on Developmental Disabilities, Area Board IX. Miller has been president and chief executive officer at CBC Federal Credit Union since 2012. He was vice president of branch operations at Navy Federal Credit Union from 2008 to 2012. Miller was vice president of investment services at Navy Federal Brokerage Services Inc. from 2006 to 2008. He was a division manager of members financial services at CUNA Mutual Group from 2003 to 2005. Miller is a nominations committee chair and strategic planning committee chair at the Ventura County Medical Resource Foundation and treasurer and president of the Rotary Club of Thousand Oaks Sunrise. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Miller is a Republican.

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