Governor Brown Announces Appointments


12-23-2014

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

Art Carter, 73, of San Francisco, has been reappointed member and chair of the Occupational Safety and Health Appeals Board, where he has served since 2009. Carter was legislative advocate for Art Carter and Associates from 1984 to 2004 and served as deputy chief administrative officer for the city of San Francisco in 1983. He served as chief of the California Department of Industrial Relations, Division of Occupational Safety and Health Administration from 1976 to 1983 and was secretary-treasurer for the Contra Costa County Central Labor Council from 1967 to 1976. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $121,778. Carter is a Democrat.

Ricardo Sanchez, 49, of Hollister, has been appointed to the California Mexican American Veterans Memorial Beautification and Enhancement Committee. Sanchez has been an investigator at the California Department of Motor Vehicles since 1989 and was an officer for the California State Police from 1988 to 1989. He is a member of the San Benito Masonic Lodge. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation Sanchez is a Democrat.

Lilia García-Brower, 41, of Los Angeles, has been appointed to the California Fraud Assessment Commission, where she has served since 2007. García-Brower has been executive director at the Maintenance Cooperation Trust Fund since 2000. She was a teaching assistant at California State University, Northridge from 1999 to 2000 and a college counselor at Volunteers of America, Los Angeles from 1996 to 1999. This positon does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. García-Brower is registered without party preference.

Donald Marshall, 60, of Fremont, has been appointed to the California Fraud Assessment Commission, where he has served since 2009. Marshall has been vice president at the Zenith Insurance Company since 2003, where he was manager of investigations from 1993 to 1996. He was director of special investigations at Gates McDonald from 1999 to 2003, vice president of CalFarm Insurance from 1996 to 1999 and special investigations coordinator at the California Casualty Insurance Company from 1991 to 1993. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Marshall is a Democrat.

John Riggs, 61, of Mission Viejo, has been appointed to the California Fraud Assessment Commission, where he has served since 2009. Riggs has been manager of worker's compensation at Disneyland Resort in California since 2003. He was director of workers' compensation at 99 Cents Only Stores from 2002 to 2003, a regional claims manager and vice president at the California Casualty Management Company from 1993 to 2001, claims manager at the Zenith Insurance Company Workers' Compensation Branch from 1987 to 1993 and an independent claims consultant from 1986 to 1987. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Riggs is a Republican.

Douglas Williams, 65, of Lancaster, has been appointed to the California Fraud Assessment Commission, where he has served since 2011. Williams has been an application processor for the Labor Management Cooperative Trust, Market Retention Committee since 2012. He was a manager at Ironworkers Local Union 433 from 2006 to 2012, where he was a business agent from 2000 to 2006. Williams was a superintendent at Benson Wall Systems from 1997 to1999, a rigging foreman at Randall's Erectors in 1997 and a lay-out foreman at South Coast Structural from 1996 to 1997. He was a journeyman at Junior Steel in 1996, a rigging foreman at Sheedy Drayage Company in 1995 and a journeyman at Plastal Manufacturing Company from 1994 to 1995 and at Atlas Industrial Contractors in 1994. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Williams is a Democrat.

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