Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments:
Albert Lundeen, 58, of Sacramento, has been appointed deputy executive director for strategic planning and media at the California Energy Commission, where he has served as acting deputy executive director for strategic planning and media since 2015 and was public information officer from 2014 to 2015. Lundeen was a media relations and legislative affairs manager at the Financial Information System for California from 2012 to 2014, a partner at Lundeen Macdonald from 2011 to 2012 and deputy director of public affairs at the California Department of Public Health from 2009 to 2011. He was press secretary at the California State Lottery from 2007 to 2009, communications director at Woodward and McDowell from 1995 to 2007 and legislative media consultant at the California State Assembly Democratic Caucus from 1993 to 1995. Lundeen was a television journalist at KTXL from 1987 to 1992, at KTVN Reno from 1985 to 1987 and at KCRA from 1982 to 1985. He earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law and a Master of Arts degree in English from California State University, Sacramento. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100,176. Lundeen is registered without party preference.
Joseph Farrow, 60, of Sacramento, has been appointed to SEARCH, The National Consortium for Justice, Information and Statistics. Farrow has been commissioner at the California Highway Patrol since 2008, where he has served in several positions since 1979, including officer in the North Sacramento Office, lieutenant in the Investigative Services Section and deputy chief in the Office of Special Representative. He earned a Master of Arts degree in organizational leadership from California State University, San Diego. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Farrow is a Republican.