Governor Brown Announces Appointments

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

Andrew Ball, 60, of Piedmont, has been appointed to the California Water Commission, where he has served since 2010. Ball has been Western Region president of Suffolk Construction since 2012. He was chief executive officer at Webcor Builders from 1994 to 2012 and president of AJ Ball Construction from 1992 to 1994. Ball was executive vice president at Koll Construction from 1986 to 1992 and a partner at Davis Development from 1984 to 1986. He was senior project manager at CL Peck Contractor from 1978 to 1984. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Ball is a Republican.

Joseph Byrne, 43, of Los Angeles, has been appointed to the California Water Commission, where he has served since 2010. Byrne has been of counsel at Best Best and Krieger since 2013. He was partner at Burke Williams and Sorensen LLP from 2007 to 2013 and executive director of the Business Executives for National Security, Los Angeles Region from 2005 to 2008. Byrne was an associate at Mayer Brown and Platt from 2003 to 2005 and served in several positions at the Office of California State Assembly Speaker Robert Hertzberg from 1998 to 2002, including legal counsel and policy consultant. Byrne earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Notre Dame Law School. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Byrne is a Democrat.

Daniel Curtin, 66 of Carmichael, has been appointed to the California Water Commission, where he has served since 2010. Curtin has been director of the California Conference of Carpenters since 2001, where he was a legislative advocate from 1987 to 2001. He was chief deputy director at the California Department of Industrial Relations from 1999 to 2001. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Curtin is a Democrat.

Jose Del Bosque Jr., 65, of Los Banos, has been appointed to the California Water Commission, where he has served since 2010. Del Bosque has been president of Empresas Del Bosque Inc. since 1985 and a partner at J and G Contract Labor Inc. since 2005. He was manager at Three Star Farms from 1975 to 1984. Del Bosque is director-at-large of the California Melon Research Board and chairman emeritus at the AgSafe Board of Directors. He is a member of the Western Growers Association and the California Farm Bureau Federation. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Del Bosque is registered without party preference.

Kimberly Delfino, 46, of Sacramento, has been appointed to the California Water Commission, where she has served since 2010. Delfino has been California program director at the Defenders of Wildlife since 2000. She was legislative director at the California Public Interest Research Group in 2000 and staff attorney at the U.S. Public Interest Research Group from 1997 to 2000. Delfino was an associate attorney at Meyer Glitzenstein and Crystal from 1994 to 1997. Delfino earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Delfino is registered without party preference.

Luther Hintz, 76, of Brownsville, has been appointed to the California Water Commission, where he has served since 2010. Hintz was general manager and executive director at Reclamation District 108 from 1994 to 2006 and was manager and principal engineer at Bookman-Edmonston Engineering Inc. from 1962 to 1993. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Hintz is a Republican.

Armando Quintero, 58, of Marin, has been appointed to the California Water Commission. Quintero has been director of development at the University of California, Merced Sierra Nevada Research Institute since 2008. He was an independent environmental educator from 1998 to 2008 and held multiple positions at the U.S. National Park Service from 1977 to 1998, including district ranger and chief of the special park uses group at the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, personnel staffing specialist, park ranger and supervisory park ranger at the Point Reyes National Seashore and park ranger at the Sequoia National Park and at the John Muir National Historic Site. Quintero is president of the Marin Municipal Water District Board of Directors and is a member of the Los Cenzontles Mexican Arts Center Board of Directors. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Quintero is a Democrat.

Anthony Saracino, 55, of Sacramento, has been appointed to the California Water Commission, where he has served since 2010. Saracino has been a water resources consultant since 1995. He was principal at Saracino and Mount LLC from 2012 to 2013 and was California water program director at the Nature Conservancy from 2005 to 2012. Saracino was principal at Schlumberger Water Services from 2001 to 2005 and president of Saracino-Kirby Inc. from 1999 to 2001. He is a member of the Water Education Foundation. Saracino earned a Master of Science degree in geology from Colorado State University. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Saracino is a Democrat.

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