Governor Brown Announces Appointments

Sacramento,  California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments.

Aimee Barnes, 31, of Alameda, has been appointed deputy secretary for border and intergovernmental relations at the California Environmental Protection Agency. Barnes has been partner at Allotrope Partners since 2013. She was an international climate change policy analyst at the United Arab Emirates Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Directorate of Energy and Climate Change from 2010 to 2013 and policy advisor at the United Kingdom Department of Energy and Climate Change, Strategy Directorate from 2009 to 2010. Barnes was senior manager for U.S. regulatory affairs at EcoSecurities from 2007 to 2009 and coordinator of California advocacy and Latino outreach and senior land attorney assistant at the Natural Resources Defense Council from 2005 to 2006. Barnes earned a Master of Public Administration degree from the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $115,680. Barnes is a Democrat.

Eric Johnson, 48, of Sacramento, has been appointed to the California Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists. Johnson has been president of ECOM Engineering Inc. since 1997. He was project engineer at Koch Chun Knobloch from 1993 to 1997 and project designer and engineer at Rex Moore Electrical Contractors from 1988 to 1993. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Johnson is registered decline-to-state.

Susan Johnson, 67, of Rescue, has been appointed to the Dental Hygiene Committee of California. Johnson was an independent residential sales agent at Leu Enterprises and at Keller Williams Realty from 2005 to 2010 and principal and owner of Tallent Johnson Consulting from 2001 to 2011. She was vice president and manager at various Bank of America banking centers from 1974 to 2000. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Johnson is a Republican.

Kay Ko, 51, of Los Angeles, has been appointed to the California Accountancy Board. She has served in multiple positions at the Federal Bureau of Investigations since 1993, including community outreach specialist, supervisory intelligence analyst and linguist. Ko earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in comparative education from the University of California, Los Angeles and a Juris Doctor degree from Loyola Law School. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Ko is a Republican.

Gregory Murphy, 50, of Rocklin, has been appointed to the California Board of Pharmacy. Murphy has been police lieutenant at the University of California, Davis Police Department since 2013. He served as a law enforcement consultant II at the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training from 2004 to 2013 and was police chief at Sierra Community College District in 2009. Murphy was a police lieutenant at the University of California, Davis Police Department from 2003 to 2004, police sergeant at the Los Angeles Police Department from 1993 to 2003 and a staff sergeant in the United States Air Force from 1985 to 1991. Murphy earned a Master of Science degree in information technology from American InterContinental University. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Murphy is a Democrat.

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