Governor Brown Announces Appointments


2-5-2016

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

Stacy Lewis Daher, 43, of Tiburon, has been reappointed to the California Educational Facilities Authority, where she has served since 2012. Daher has been associate vice president of the Office of Finance and Treasury at the University of San Francisco since 2010, where she has held several positions since 2002, including assistant treasurer, senior financial analyst and adjunct professor of accountancy at the School of Management. She was a senior associate of audit and business advisory services at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP from 1998 to 2001. Daher earned a Master of Accounting degree from Saint Louis University. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Daher is a Democrat.

Steven Moore, 49, of Sausalito, has been reappointed to the State Water Resources Control Board, where he has served since 2012. Moore was a civil and sanitary engineer at Nute Engineering from 2006 to 2012. He served as chief of planning at the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board from 2002 to 2006, where he was planning staff from 1999 to 2002 and a water resources control engineer from 1992 to 1996. Moore was a senior engineer at Montgomery Watson Consulting Engineers from 1997 to 1998 and an environmental analyst and biologist at Earth Metrics Inc. from 1989 to 1991. He earned a Master of Science degree in civil engineering from Stanford University. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $137,956. Moore is a Democrat.

Joseph Countryman, 72, of Sacramento, has been reappointed to the Central Valley Flood Protection Board, where he has served since 2012. Countryman has been an engineering consultant in private practice since 2011. He was an engineer at MBK Engineers from 1987 to 2010 and served in several positions in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from 1966 to 1987, including chief of the Civil Design Branch and junior engineer. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $43,795. Countryman is a Democrat.

Clyde Macdonald, 72, of Sacramento, has been reappointed to the Central Valley Flood Protection Board, where he has served since 2012. Macdonald was chief consultant in the Office of California State Assemblymember John Laird from 2002 to 2008, in the Office of California State Assembly Speaker pro Tempore Fred Keeley from 2000 to 2002 and for the California State Assembly Local Government Committee from 1997 to 2000. Macdonald was a minority consultant for the California State Assembly Natural Resources Committee from 1982 to 1996 and chief consultant for the California State Assembly Office of Research from 1982 to 1996 and for the California State Assembly Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee from 1976 to 1982. He was a consultant for the California State Assembly Water Committee from 1975 to 1976 and a program analyst in the California Legislative Analyst's Office from 1971 to 1975. Macdonald earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of California, Berkeley Haas School of Business. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $43,795. Macdonald is a Democrat.

Tim Ramirez, 48, of Albany, has been reappointed to the Central Valley Flood Protection Board, where he has served since 2012. Ramirez has been manager of the Natural Resources and Lands Management Division at the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission since 2005. He was a senior advisor at the California Bay-Delta Authority from 2003 to 2005 and assistant secretary for water policy and science at the California Resources Agency from 2002 to 2003, where he was water policy and science advisor from 1999 to 2002. Ramirez was resource science director and acting executive director at the Tuolumne River Preservation Trust from 1996 to 1999. He earned a Master of Science degree in civil and environmental engineering and a Master of Arts degree in urban planning from the University of California, Los Angeles. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $43,795. Ramirez is a Democrat.

Emma Suarez, 53, of Redding, has been reappointed to the Central Valley Flood Protection Board, where she has served since 2007 and served from 2005 to 2006. Suarez has been an attorney in private practice on natural resource issues since 2007. She was associate solicitor in the U.S. Department of the Interiors Division of Land and Water in 2006. Suarez was a staff attorney at the California Farm Bureau Federation from 2004 to 2006 and at the Pacific Legal Foundation from 2003 to 2004. She was an associate at Matheny, Sears, Linkert and Long LLP from 2002 to 2003. Suarez earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $43,795. Suarez is registered without party preference.

Wanda Summers, 55, of Bishop, has been appointed to the 18th District Agricultural Association, Eastern Sierra Tri-County Fair Board of Directors. Summers has been executive assistant to the principal at Bishop Union High School since 1984. She is chair of the Bishop Paiute Tribe Gaming Commission and a member of the Bishop Paiute Tribe Scholarship Committee. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Summers is a Democrat.

Josh Stephan, 35, of Cedarville, has been appointed to the 34th District Agricultural Association, Modoc District Fair Board of Directors. Stephan has been owner at Cherokee Express LLC since 2004. He was an operations manager at Pallet Broker LLC from 2004 to 2012. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Stephan is a Republican.

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