Governor Brown Announces Appointments

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

David Hochschild, 42, of Berkeley, has been reappointed to the California Energy Commission, where he has served since 2013. Hochschild was vice president of external affairs at Solaria Corporation from 2007 to 2013 and served as a commissioner at the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission from 2007 to 2008. He was executive director at PV Now from 2005 to 2007 and co-founder and director of policy at the Vote Solar Initiative from 2002 to 2005. Hochschild was special assistant to San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown from 2000 to 2001 and program director for the President’s Award, Port Alfred, South Africa from 1996 to 1997. He earned a Master of Public Policy degree in criminal justice policy from the Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $128,109. Hochschild is a Democrat.

Dorene D’Adamo, 53, of Turlock, has been reappointed to the State Water Resources Control Board, where she has served since 2013. D’Adamo served as senior policy advisor to Congressman Jim Costa in 2013 and to Congressman Dennis Cardoza from 2003 to 2012. She was legal counsel for Congressman Gary Condit from 1994 to 2003 and a visiting instructor at California State University, Stanislaus from 1992 to 1998. D’Adamo was an associate attorney at the Law Offices of Perry and Wildman from 1992 to 1994 and a policy consultant at Dee Dee D’Adamo Consulting from 1991 to 1992. She was legislative director for Congressman Gary Condit from 1990 to 1991 and assistant legislative director at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation’s California Youth Authority from 1988 to 1990. D’Adamo was legal counsel at the California State Assembly Committee on Public Safety from 1986 to 1988 and legislative director for the California State Assembly assistant majority leader from 1985 to 1986. She is a member of the California Partnership for the San Joaquin Valley Board of Directors and served on the California Air Resources Board from 1999 to 2013. D’Adamo earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $128,109. D’Adamo is a Democrat.

Jane Dolan, 64, of Chico, has been reappointed to the Central Valley Flood Protection Board, where she has seved since 2012. Dolan has been executive director at the Sacramento River Conservation Area Forum since 2010 and an independent probate referee since 1987. She served as member of the Butte County Board of Supervisors, 2nd District from 1979 to 2011. Dolan was a committee member of the Governor’s Advisory Drought Planning Panel in 2000 and a member of the Statewide Affordable Housing Commission in 1980. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $41,889. Dolan is a Democrat.

William Edgar, 74, of Sacramento, has been reappointed to the Central Valley Flood Protection Board, where he has served since 2012. Edgar has been co-owner of Edgar and Associates LLP since 1999. He was contract executive director at the Sutter Butte Flood Control Agency from 2007 to 2012 and a special advisor at McDonough Holland and Allen from 2001 to 2005. Edgar was a member of the California State Reclamation Board from 2001 to 2005 and executive director of the Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency from 1988 to 1992. He served in multiple positions for the city of Sacramento from 1977 to 1999, including city manager and assistant city manager. Edgar earned a Master of Public Policy degree in city management from the University of Pennsylvania. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $41,889. Edgar is a Democrat.

Michael Villines, 46, of Placerville, has been appointed to the Central Valley Flood Protection Board, where he has served since 2010. Villines has been owner of the Villines Group LLC since 2011. He served as a California State Assemblymember, 29th Assembly District, from 2004 to 2010 and was director of public relations and co-owner of Panagraph Marketing Solutions from 1999 to 2004. Villines was chief of staff to California State Assemblymember Chuck Poochigian from 1994 to 1998 and special assistant at the California Department of Fish and Game from 1992 to 1994. He was an advance representative in Governor Wilson’s Office from 1991 to 1992. Villines is vice president of corporate and government relations at the State Legislative Leaders Foundation. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $41,889. Villines is a Republican.

Luis Li, 48, of Santa Monica, has been appointed to the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy. Li has been a partner at Munger Tolles and Olson LLP since 2005. He was chief of the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office Criminal Branch from 2002 to 2005 and an assistant U.S. attorney at the U.S. Attorney's Office, Central District of California from 1995 to 2002. Li was an associate at Munger Tolles and Olson LLP from 1993 to 1995 and was a law clerk for the Honorable Dickran Tevrizian at the U.S. District Court, Central District of California from 1991 to 1992. He earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Li is a Democrat.

Anne Walker, 53, of Rescue, has been reappointed to the California State Board of Fire Services, where she has served since 2013. Walker has been an administrative assistant at Silva Valley Elementary School since 2012. She was a substitute teacher and secretary at the El Dorado Office of Education from 1993 to 2012 and held multiple positions at the East Whittier School District from 1984 to 1992, including teacher and substitute teacher. Walker is a member of the Rescue Fire Protection District Board of Directors. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Walker is a Republican.

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