Governor Brown Announces Appointments


5-18-2016

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

Charles Cullen, 58, of Mountain View, has been reappointed to the State 9-1-1 Advisory Board, where he has served since 2013. Cullen has served as police technical services director at the Palo Alto Police Department since 2008, where he has held several positions since 1997, including communications manager, chief public safety dispatcher and public safety dispatcher. He was a telecommunicator at the Oregon State Police Department from 1995 to 1997. Cullen earned a Master of Science degree in emergency preparedness from California State University, Long Beach. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Cullen is a Democrat.

Scott Howland, 48, of Sacramento, has been appointed to the State 9-1-1 Advisory Board. Howland has served as chief information officer and chief of the Information Management Division at the California Highway Patrol since 2014, where he has held several positions since 1990, including assistant chief in the Coastal Division and in the Office of the Assistant Commissioner for Leadership Development and Communications, and captain in the Special Representative’s Office. He earned a Doctor of Education degree in organizational leadership and a Master of Business Administration degree in management and leadership from the University of La Verne. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Howland is registered without party preference.

James Mele, 54, of Sonora, has been reappointed to the State 9-1-1 Advisory Board, where he has served since 2013. Mele has served as a sheriff at the Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office since 2006, where he has held several positions since 1988, including narcotics commander, sergeant and detective. He is a member of the California State Sheriffs’ Association. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Mele is a Republican.

Paul Troxel, 47, of Roseville, has been appointed to the State 9-1-1 Advisory Board. Troxel has served as dispatch services manager at the Placer County Sheriff’s Office since 2015. He served as supervising dispatcher at the Sacramento Police Department from 1994 to 2015 and as a staff sergeant in the U.S. Airforce from 1986 to 1994. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Troxel is a Republican.

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