Governor Brown Announces Appointments

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

Susan Anderson, 61, of Fresno, has been appointed to the California Apprenticeship Council. Anderson served in multiple positions for the County of Fresno from 1989 to 2013, including District 2 supervisor, county clerk, registrar of voters and deputy district attorney. She was membership and marketing director at the Central Valley Young Men’s Christian Association from 1973 to 1984 and served on the Fresno Regional Workforce Investment Board from 2009 to 2012 and from 2002 to 2004. Anderson earned a Juris Doctor degree from the San Joaquin College of Law. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Anderson is a Republican.

Carl Goff, 54, of Placerville, has been appointed to the California Apprenticeship Council, where he has served since 2007. Goff has held multiple positions at the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 3 since 1993, including grievance committee member, dispatcher, business representative, district representative, executive director, treasurer, vice-president and president. He was an operating engineer at the Dallas Area Rapid Transit Project from 1991 to 1993 and a dispatcher for the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 3 from 1988 to 1991. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Goff is a Democrat.

Don “Scott” Gordon, 53, of Lake Forest, has been appointed to the California Apprenticeship Council, where he has served since 2010. Gordon has been executive director of the Laborers Training and Retraining Trust for Southern California since 2001. He was operations manager at Hardy and Harper from 1996 to 2001 and district manager at the Associated General Contractors of California from 1994 to 1995. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Gordon is a Democrat.

James Hussey, 62, of San Leandro, has been appointed to the California Apprenticeship Council. Hussey has been chief operations officer at the Sheet Metal Workers’ Local 104 Bay Area Industry Training Fund since 2010 and president of Marina Mechanical since 1990. He was president of Bay Point Control Inc. from 1980 to 1990 and master electrician at the City of Concord Department of Leisure Services, Concord Pavilion from 1978 to 1980. Hussey was a service manager at Scatena York Company from 1977 to 1978 and at Marina Heating and Air Conditioning from 1972 to 1977. He is a member of the Air Conditioning Contractors of America and the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Hussey is a Republican.

Chip Martin, 42, of Studio City, has been appointed to the California Apprenticeship Council. Martin has been executive director at the Finishing Contractors Association of Southern California since 2009 and owner of Martin Consulting Services and executive director at the California Plumbing and Mechanical Contractors Association since 2005. He was a professional trustee at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 441 from 2007 to 2013, executive director of the California Landscape and Irrigation Council from 2007 to 2012 and vice president at McMorgan and Company from 2000 to 2005. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Martin is a Republican.

Frank J. Quintero, 68, of Glendale, has been appointed to the California Apprenticeship Council. Quintero has served in multiple positions for the City of Glendale since 2001, including mayor and city council member. He was director of the Alliance for Education from 1976 to 2002. Quintero is a member of the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority and the Orangeline Development Authority Board of Directors. He served on the California Workforce Investment Board from 1999 to 2010. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Quintero is a Democrat.

Neil Struthers, 52, of San Jose, has been appointed to the California Apprenticeship Council, where he has served since 2003. Struthers has been chief executive officer of the Santa Clara and San Benito Counties Building and Construction Trades Council AFL-CIO since 1999. He was an apprentice coordinator for the Glaziers Local Union 1621 Joint Apprenticeship Council from 1997 to 1999. Struthers is a member of the State Building and Construction Trades Council of California and Glaziers Local 1621. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Struthers is a Democrat.

Hector Velez, 59, of Fremont, has been appointed to the California Apprenticeship Council. Velez has been facilities and maintenance manager at BAE Systems since 1972. He is a member of the Santa Clara and San Benito Counties Machinist Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Velez is a Democrat.

Ricardo Córdova, 59, of Modesto, has been appointed to the California Commission on Access to Justice. Córdova has served as a judge at the Stanislaus County Superior Court since 2003. He served in multiple positions at the Stanislaus County Public Defender’s Office from 1995 to 2003, including chief deputy public defender and deputy public defender. Córdova was a staff attorney at California Rural Legal Assistance Inc. from 1979 to 1995. He is an officer at the Wray Ladine American Inn of Court and a member of the Stanislaus County Superior Court executive committee, the California Latino Judges Association and the California Judges Association. Córdova earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Davis School of Law. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Córdova is a Democrat.

Maria Rivera, 64, of Lafayette, has been appointed to the California Commission on Access to Justice. Rivera has served as an associate justice at the California First District Court of Appeal, Division Four since 2002. She was a judge at the Contra Costa County Superior Court from 1997 to 2002, partner and counsel at McCutchen Doyle Brown and Enersen from 1981 to 1996 and an assistant attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice from 1979 to 1981. Rivera served as deputy district attorney at the City and County of San Francisco District Attorney’s Office from 1978 to 1979 and was an attorney at Morrison and Foerster from 1974 to 1978. Rivera is a member of the Judicial Council of California’s Access and Fairness Advisory Committee, the California Supreme Court Committee on Judicial Ethics Opinions, the National Association of Women Judges and co-chair of the Judicial Council of California’s Joint Working Group for California’s Language Access Plan. Rivera earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of San Francisco School Of Law. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Rivera is registered decline-to-state.

Steve Dolim, 58, of Granite Bay, has been appointed to the California Commission on Disability Access. Dolim has been president of Stephen J. Dolim, Architect Inc. since 2005. He was vice president of shopping center management at Cordano Company Inc. from 2005 to 2008 and from 1991 to 1997 and was vice president and director of development at Catlin Properties Inc. from 1997 to 2008. Dolim was director of development at Roebbelen Land Company from 1988 to 1991, senior site development administrator for Mervyn’s Stores from 1982 to 1988 and project architect at Panko Sinclair Architects from 1978 to 1981. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects and treasurer of the Certified Access Specialist Institute. Dolim earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of California, Berkeley School of Business. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Dolim is a Republican.

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