Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for June 4, 2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: First, Jack Hall, 55, of Fresno, has been appointed to the Mendota Designated Local Authority. Hall has been director of government affairs at Comcast since 2010. He served as statewide political director at the California Faculty Association from 2006 to 2007, district director for the Office of Congressman Jim Costa in 2005, Central Valley director for the Office of Governor Gray Davis from 2000 to 2003 and accounting technician at the State Center Community College District from 1994 to 2000.

Hall was appointed to the Big Fresno Fair by Governor Gray Davis, where he served as a member from 2003 to 2007 and as board president in 2005. He is a member of the San Joaquin River Parkway and Conservation Trust, Tree Fresno, Arte Americas Museum, Friends of the Big Fresno Fair and the Stanislaus Literacy Center. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Hall is a Democrat.

Craig Mellon, 45, of Fowler, has been appointed to the Mendota Designated Local Authority. Mellon has been the owner of Music Spectrum Entertainment since 1992 and the president and chief executive officer of the Fowler Chamber of Commerce since 2008. He was radio talent and marketing coordinator at Radio Disney from 2001 to 2010 and marketing director at the Fresno Chaffe Zoo from 1999 to 2002. Mellon is chair of the Recreation Commission and vice chair of the Planning Commission for the City of Fowler. He is a member of the Lion’s Club and the American Legion. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Mellon is registered decline-to-state.

Bert Partida, 39, of Oxnard, has been appointed to the Ventura Designated Local Authority. Partida has been an attorney at Haffner Haffner and Kirwin LLP since 2009. He was an attorney at the Law Offices of Geordan Goebel from 2007 to 2009. Partida worked at LGS Architects Inc. from 2004 to 2007, serving as corporate counsel from 2006 to 2007 and as administrator from 2004 to 2006. He was a store manager at Levitz Furniture from 1992 to 2004. Partida is a member of the California State University, Channel Islands Alumni Association and the Ventura Teen Legal Clinic. He served on the Ventura County Community College District Measure S Bond Citizens Oversight Committee from 2007 to 2011. Partida earned a Juris Doctorate degree from the Ventura College of Law. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Partida is a Democrat.

Erasmo Viveros, 30, of Los Banos, has been appointed to the Los Banos Designated Local Authority. Viveros served as legislative assistant to Assemblymember Cathleen Galgiani from 2009 to 2011. He served on the planning commission for the City of Los Banos from 2008 to 2011 and was chair in 2011. Viveros has been a voting member and representative of the supervisorial district of Los Banos on the Merced County Democratic Center Committee since 2009 and is a member of the Elks Lodge. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Viveros is a Democrat.

Raymond Lau, 68, of Banning, has been appointed administrator at the Veterans Home of California, Barstow. Lau was administrator at Century Skilled Nursing Care from 2009 to 2012 and served as administrator at Plymouth Tower from 2006 to 2009. He was administrator at Beverly Manor of Bakersfield from 2005 to 2006 and administrator at Golden Cross Healthcare of Fresno in 2005. Lau was executive director at Country Villa Redlands Healthcare from 2002 to 2004. He was a real estate agent for Pat Rutherford and Associates from 1979 to 2002. Lau earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Phoenix and Master of Healthcare Administration from the University of LaVerne. This position does not require Senate confirmation and compensation is $105,960. Lau is registered decline-to-state.

John Blacklock, 68, of Magalia, has been appointed to the 3rd District Agricultural Association, Silver Dollar Fair Board, where he has served since 2005. Blacklock was chief administrative officer of Butte County from 1992 to 2001. He was assistant to the manager at the Glenn-Colusa Irrigation District from 1991 to 1992 and field coordinator for Senator Jim Nielsen from 1983 to 1990. Blacklock was an administrative aid and clerk for the Solano County Board of Supervisors from 1977 to 1983 and assistant land manager at the Leslie Salt Company from 1970 to 1976. He is a member of the Butte County Farm Bureau, Northern California Local Government Leadership Institute and the American Legion. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Blacklock is a Republican.

Edward McLaughlin, 65, of Durham, has been appointed to the 3rd Agricultural Association, Silver Dollar Fair Board, where he has served since 2002. McLaughlin has been owner of Emac Farms since 1972. He served as supervisor for Butte County from 1985 to 1997. McLaughlin is a member of the Chico Elks Lodge, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion. He earned a Master of Science degree in agriculture from California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. McLaughlin is a Republican.

Jennifer Ryder Fox, 62, of Chico, has been appointed to the 3rd District Agricultural Association, Silver Dollar Fair Board. Ryder Fox has served as dean at California State University Chico, College of Agriculture since 2006. She was a professor at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, from 2002 to 2006 and vice president at AgraQuest Inc. from 1998 to 2002. Ryder Fox served as manager for FMC Corporation from 1994 to 1998 and was director of regulatory affairs at Western Crop Health Association from 1990 to 1994. She earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in horticulture and crop science and a Master of Science degree in soil microbiology at New Mexico State University, Las Cruces. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Ryder Fox is registered decline-to-state.

Karmdeep Bains, 38, of Yuba City, has been appointed to the 13th District Agricultural Association, Yuba-Sutter Fair Board. Bains has owned and operated Karm S. Bains Farms since 2006 and has been owner and real estate agent for Coldwell Banker Commercial since 2010. He was farm manager at Didar Singh Bains Farms from 1992 to 2006. Bains serves as a board member on the Walnut Bargaining Association, California Cling Peach Association, Prune Bargaining Association and Fremont-Rideout Health Group. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Bains is a Democrat.

Virginia Black, 67, of Browns Valley, has been appointed to the 13th District Agricultural Association, Yuba-Sutter Fair Board. Black was sheriff-coroner for Yuba County from 1999 to 2006. She was a criminal investigator for Yuba County from 1995 to 1998 and for Sutter County in 1995. Black was a private investigator at Nor Cal Investigations from 1994 to 1995 and served as deputy sheriff in the Yuba County Sheriff’s Department from 1976 to 1994. She is a member of the Exchange Club of Marysville. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Black is a Republican.

Charles Mathews Jr., 46, of Marysville, has been appointed to the 13th District Agricultural Association, Yuba-Sutter Fair Board, where he has served since 1996. Mathews has been a self-employed farmer since 1992. He is a member of the Yuba-Sutter Farm Bureau, California Rice Commission and the Farmers’ Rice Cooperative. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Mathews is a Republican.

Rhonda Bryels-Nechanicky, 45, of Redding, has been appointed to the 27th District Agricultural Association, Shasta County Fair Board, where she has served since 2003. Bryels-Nechanicky has been a coach and consultant at Tevish N. Koen Consultants LLC since 2006 and was a registered nurse at the Northern California Rehabilitation Hospital from 2008 to 2011. She served as a registered nurse case manager at Interim Healthcare from 1996 to 2006. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Bryels-Nechanicky is a Democrat.

Linda “Suzie” Clark, 54, of Cottonwood, has been appointed to the 27th District Agricultural Association, Shasta County Fair Board. Clark has been a project director for Shasta College since 2011, where she has served in multiple positions since 2007. She was a project specialist for the California State University (CSU), Chico, Research Foundation from 2003 to 2006 and was an administrative support assistant II for the CSU Chico, College of Communication and Education from 2002 to 2003. Clark was an administrator at the Printed Image from 2000 to 2002 and owner of Access for Independence from 1990 to 2003. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Clark is a Democrat.

Paula Percy, 56, of Redding, has been appointed to the 27th District Agricultural Association, Shasta County Fair Board. Percy has been a contract auditor and registered nurse since 2010 and a nursing instructor at the Institute of Technology, Redding since 2011. She was an internal auditor at the Shasta Regional Medical Center from 1998 to 2011, director of nursing at the Applewood Inn from 1995 to 1997 and operating room manager at Glenn County General Hospital from 1991 to 1995. Percy served as circulating nurse at the Doctor’s Surgery Center from 1990 to 1991, staff nurse at the Division of Federal Employee Occupational Health in Jackson, Mississippi from 1987 to 1988 and charge nurse at the Mississippi Baptist Medical Center from 1984 to 1988. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Percy is a Democrat.

Mark J. Erreca, 41, of Los Banos, has been appointed to the 35th District Agricultural Association, Merced County Fair Board, where he has served since 2003. Erreca has been principal at Erreca Cattle Company since 1986 and a real estate agent at PMZ Real Estate since 2008. He was a real estate agent at Century 21 from 2004 to 2008 and at Prudential California from 1994 to 2004. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Erreca is a Democrat.

Emily Haden, 31, of Merced, has been appointed to the 35th District Agricultural Association, Merced County Fair Board. Haden has been an attorney at Robert T. Haden Professional Corporation since 2010, where she previously served as a legal assistant from 2009 to 2010. She was a legal assistant for the Merced County District Attorney’s Office from 2009 to 2010. Haden was a certified law student for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of California in the Misdemeanor Unit from 2008 to 2009, legal assistant for Robert T. Haden Professional Corporation in 2007 and a customer service representative for the Merced Irrigation District in 2006. She earned a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Haden is a Democrat.

Flip Hassett, 65, of Merced, has been appointed to the 35th District Agricultural Association, Merced County Fair Board, where he has served since 2010. Hasset has been executive director for United Way of Merced County since 2006. He was health and safety director at Owens-Illinois from 2002 to 2006 and a case worker for Merced County Cal-Works from 1998 to 2002. Hassett served as a council member for the City of Merced from 1990 to 1995. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Hassett is a Democrat.

Mary Ann Deeming, 56, of Orland, has been appointed to the 42nd District Agricultural Association, Glenn County Fair Board, where she has served since 2000. Deeming has been a natural resource specialist and park ranger for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Black Butte Lake since 1984. She is a member of the Orland Friendly Garden Club. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Deeming is a Democrat.

Jerrod Lloyd, 37, of Orland, has been appointed to the 42nd District Agricultural Association, Glenn County Fair Board. Lloyd has been a teacher and Future Farmers of America advisor at Orland High School since 2003. He was environmental health specialist at the Butte County Office of Environmental Health from 2001 to 2002 and heavy equipment operator at Norman Moore Enterprises from 1998 to 2001. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Lloyd is a Republican.

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