Governor Brown Announces Appointments


5-19-2016

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

Kelly Hargreaves, 56, of Woodland, has been appointed chief deputy director at the California Department of Rehabilitation, where she has been chief counsel since 2006. Hargreaves served as assistant general counsel at California Department of Social Services from 2000 to 2006, where she was assistant chief counsel from 1998 to 2000 and staff counsel from 1991 to 1998. She was a loaned executive at the California Performance Review in 2004 and staff counsel at the California Department of Water Resources from 1986 to 1991. Hargreaves earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $148,104. Hargreaves is a Democrat.

Indira McDonald, 31, of Auburn, has been appointed deputy commissioner of legislation at the California Department of Business Oversight. McDonald has been legislative director in the Office of California State Senator Tony Mendoza since 2014. She held multiple positions in the Office of California State Senator Mark DeSaulnier from 2009 to 2014, including legislative director, legislative consultant and legislative aide. McDonald was a legislative aide in the Office of California State Assemblymember Mark DeSaulnier in 2008. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $99,720. McDonald is a Democrat.

Paul Dostie, 62, of Mammoth Lakes, has been reappointed to the 18th District Agricultural Association, Eastern Sierra Tri-County Fair Board of Directors, where he has served since 2001. Dostie served as a detective sergeant at the Mammoth Lakes Police Department from 1986 to 2009. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Dostie is a Republican.

Corinna Korpi, 52, of Bishop, has been appointed to the 18th District Agricultural Association, Eastern Sierra Tri-County Fair Board of Directors. Korpi has been a branch manager at Alta One Federal Credit Union since 2011, where she was a business development representative from 2008 to 2011. She was a sales representative at California Marketing Associates from 2002 to 2008. Korpi was owner at Maid to Clean from 1998 to 2002. She is a member of the Bishop Chamber of Commerce. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Korpi is registered without party preference.

Celeste Eckley, 52, of Palmdale, has been appointed to the 50th District Agricultural Association, Antelope Valley Fair Board of Directors, where she has served since 2007. Eckley has been owner at the First Class Experience Catering Services LLC since 2014. She was a retail sales manager at Dillard’s Department Stores from 2011 to 2016, a regional staffing analyst for Macy’s from 1992 to 1999 and a mechanical engineer at the Bechtel Engineering Corporation from 1986 to 1992. She is a member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Palmdale Chamber of Commerce, Lancaster Chamber of Commerce and Antelope Valley Republican Women Federated. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Eckley is a Republican.

Ronald Emard, 72, of Palmdale, has been appointed to the 50th District Agricultural Association, Antelope Valley Fair Board of Directors, where he has served since 2006. Emard has been owner at Harley-Davidson Lancaster since 2004. He was general manager at Robertson Honda from 1984 to 2012, general sales manager at Nesen Motor Car Company from 1977 to 1984 and a sales person at the Webber and Cooper Motor Car Company from 1970 to 1977. Emard is a member of Destination Lancaster, Antelope Valley Sheriff’s Booster Board, Kid’s Charities of the Antelope Valley and the Chamber of Commerce of the Greater Antelope Valley. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Emard is a Republican.

Sandra Smith, 56, of Lancaster, has been appointed to the 50th District Agricultural Association, Antelope Valley Fair Board of Directors, where she has served since 2010. Smith has been a member of the City of Lancaster Planning Commission since 2016 and owner at the Lancaster Rocket Fizz Soda Pop and Candy Shop since 2015. She was chief executive officer at the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce from 2013 to 2015, director of operations for the Border Sierra and Orange County Region American Cancer Society from 1997 to 2013 and director of volunteers and a patient advocate for the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services from 1993 to 1997. Smith is a member of the Antelope Valley Fair Association, Lancaster West Rotary and the Antelope Valley Fair Joint Powers of Authority. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Smith is a Republican.

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