Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for June 12, 2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: First, Ryan Brooks, 41, of San Francisco, has been appointed to the California State Board of Pharmacy, where he has served since 2008. Brooks has been the vice president of government relations at CBS Outdoor since 2002. He was director of administrative services for the City and County of San Francisco from 1999 to 2002 and director of business development at EA Engineering from 1996 to 1999.

Brooks served as director of community and public relations for the United States Navy, Western Division from 1994 to 1996, director of community relations at the Planning Research Corporation from 1992 to 1994 and advisor to the deputy undersecretary of defense for environmental securities at the Pentagon from 1992 to 1994. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Brooks is a Democrat.

Amy Gutierrez, 52, of Trabuco Canyon, has been appointed to the California State Board of Pharmacy. Gutierrez has been chief pharmacy officer and director of pharmacy at the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services since 2006 and was a leadership pod advisor at the California Healthcare Foundation’s Healthcare Leadership Fellowship Program from 2007 to 2009. She has served as an adjunct professor of clinical pharmacy at the University of Southern California, School of Pharmacy since 2002 and at the Western University College of Pharmacy since 2010. Gutierrez worked in multiple positions at the Los Angeles County Martin Luther King, Jr. Medical Center from 1986 to 2005, including pharmacy director, assistant pharmacy director and in-patient pharmacy supervisor. She was a clinical pharmacist at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center from 1984 to 1986, a pharmacist at Los Angeles Community Hospital from 1983 to 1984 and an intern pharmacist at San Gabriel Valley Community Hospital from 1979 to 1983. Gutierrez earned a Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from the University of Southern California, School of Pharmacy. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Gutierrez is a Democrat.

Gregory Lippe, 66, of Woodland Hills, has been appointed to the California State Board of Pharmacy, where he has served since 2009. Lippe has been president at Gregory N. Lippe Accountancy Corporation since 1981. He was managing partner at Lippe Hellie Hoffer and Allison LLP from 1994 to 2009 and president at Solomon Ross and Company from 1983 to 1994. Lippe was chief financial officer at Riverside Lumber Yard from 1981 to 1983, a certified public accountant at Solomon Ross and Company from 1969 to 1981 and an accountant at Touche Ross and Company from 1967 to 1969. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Lippe is a Democrat.

Albert C. M. Wong, 61, of Orinda, has been appointed to the California State Board of Pharmacy. Wong has been a co-owner of Oakland Pharmacy Inc. since 1980. He was a pharmacist at the Oakland Children’s Hospital Medical Center from 1980 to 1983 and was an intern and pharmacist at Kaiser Hospital in San Francisco from 1976 to 1979. Wong earned a Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from the University of California, San Francisco School of Pharmacy. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Wong is a Democrat.

Richard Acosta, 61, of El Centro, has been appointed to the 45th District Agricultural Association, California Mid-Winter Fair and Fiesta Board, where he has served since 2001. Acosta has been an insurance agent at Smith-Kandal Insurance since 1993. He was an insurance agent for Pan American Underwriters Incorporated from 1976 to 1993. Acosta served in the Army National Guard from 1969 to 1975. He was a trustee at the El Centro Union High School District from 2009 to 2011, president of the El Centro Chamber of Commerce from 2002 to 2003 and is a member of the Holtville Rotary Club. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Acosta is a Democrat.

Cherisse Alford, 45, of El Centro, has been appointed to the 45th District Agricultural Association, California Mid-Winter Fair and Fiesta Board, where she has served since 2006. Alford has been vice president of corporate affairs at Alford Distributing Company since 1983. She is a member of the California Beer and Beverage Distributors Management Committee, El Centro Chamber of Commerce, Imperial Valley Breakfast Rotary Club and Public Relations Society of America. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Alford is a Republican.

Linsey Dale, 44, of Imperial, has been appointed to the 45th District Agricultural Association, California Mid-Winter Fair and Fiesta Board. Dale serves as the executive director at the Imperial County Farm Bureau, where she has held multiple positions since 2006. She was co-owner of Jim Dale Distributing Inc. from 1999 to 2006. Dale was an account clerk at the Imperial County Auditor-Controller’s Office from 1989 to 1999. She has served as a member of the Imperial County Parks and Recreation Commission since 2007. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Dale is a Republican.

Sterling “Arkie” Mayes Jr., 67, of El Centro, has been appointed to the 45th District Agricultural Association, California Mid-Winter Fair and Fiesta Board. Mayes has been the secretary treasurer at the Imperial County Building and Construction Trades Council since 2007 and has been a quarter horse breeder since 1996. He was a pipefitter at the United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 230 from 1967 to 2007. He is a member of the Imperial County Workforce Development Board, the Imperial Moose Lodge and the Imperial Masonic Lodge and a volunteer with the Imperial County Sheriff’s Office. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Mayes is a Democrat.

Joe Montenegro, 57, of El Centro, has been appointed to the 45th District Agricultural Association, California Mid-Winter Fair and Fiesta Board, where he has served since 2000. Montenegro serves as district operations manager for the Southern California Gas Company, where he has held multiple positions since 1973. He is a board member of the Sun Community Federal Credit Union and member of the Kiwanis Club of El Centro. Montenegro has served as a volunteer for the Court Appointed Special Advocate of Imperial County, the Child Abuse Prevention Council of Imperial County and the Mexican American Women’s National Association. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Montenegro is a Democrat.

Antonio Tirado, 79, of Calexico, has been appointed to the 45th District Agricultural Association, California Mid-Winter Fair and Fiesta Board. Tirado served as a supervisor for Imperial County from 1999 to 2003. He was a first sergeant in the Army National Guard from 1950 to 1992 and a carrier for the United States Postal Service from 1952 to 1988. Tirado is a member of the Calexico Elks Lodge. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Tirado is a Democrat.

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