Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments:
Ali Bay, 43, of Sacramento, has been appointed deputy director at the California Department of Public Health, Office of Public Affairs. Bay has served as press secretary in the Office of California State Senator Mark Leno since 2008. She was communications manager at Equality California from 2006 to 2008, a reporter and photographer at Capital Press Ag Weekly from 1999 to 2006 and an independent writer and photographer from 1995 to 2006. Bay was a Spanish language instructor at C.K. McClatchy High School from 1997 to 1998 and an editor at Musico Pro Recording Magazine from 1996 to 1997. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $110,220. Bay is a Democrat.
Brian Pinneo, 42, of Manteca, has been appointed to the Commission on Correctional Peace Officer Standards and Training. Pinneo has served as a correctional sergeant at California Health Care Facility, Stockton since 2013. He served in several positions at High Desert State Prison from 2005 to 2013, including correctional sergeant and correctional officer. Pinneo was a correctional officer at Salinas Valley State Prison from 2004 to 2005. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Pinneo is registered without party preference.