Gov. Schwarzenegger Announces Appointments


Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today announced the following appointments:
 
Lorena Abeytia, 46, of Santa Maria, has been reappointed to the Santa Maria Fair Park Board of Directors (37th District Agricultural Association), where she has served as a member since 2004. She serves as an administrative assistant for L and G Farming and Sun Berry Sales. Abeytia is a member of Santa Maria Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Abeytia is a Republican.
 
Peter Alvitre, 52, of Visalia, has been reappointed to the Tulare County Fair Board of Directors (24th District Agricultural Association), where he has served as a member since 2006. He has served as vice president and chief operating officer of Biagro Western Sales since 1993. Previously, he was farm manager at Paramount Citrus from 1984 to 1992 and assistant to manager at Rocky Hill from 1980 to 1984. Alvitre is a member of the Visalia YMCA Chairman’s Roundtable, the Tulare County Sheriff Advisory Council, Tulare County Workforce Investment Board, Golden West High School Agriculture Advisory Council and Industry Advisory Board for Ag Management Department at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. He is a member of the Western Plant Health Association, California Farm Bureau, California Citrus Nursery Society, Citrus Research Board’s Citrus Clonal Protection Program Committee and California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo Alumni Association. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Alvitre is a Republican.
 
Glenn Atkinson, 83, of Woodside, has been reappointed to the Grand Nation Rodeo Fair Board of Directors (1a District Agricultural Association), where he has served as a member since 2008. Atkinson has been the president of Portola Farms since 1987. Previously, he was president of AK Asphalt from 1979 to 1987 and Atkinson Enterprises from 1973 to 1979. He was vice-president and general manager of L.C. Smith Company from 1950 to 1973. Atkinson is a member of the Architecture and Site Review Board in Woodside, Mounted Patrol in San Mateo County and the San Mateo County Horsemen’s Association. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Atkinson is a Republican.
 
Howard Auld, 85, of Ridgecrest, has been reappointed to the Desert Empire Fair Board of Directors (53rd District Agricultural Association), where he has served as a member since 2002. He has served as a coordinator for the Ridgecrest Business Development Center from 2001 to 2003. Prior to that, Auld was an engineering manager for Comarco from 1983 to 1992 and a general engineer for Planning Research Corporation from 1981 to 1983. Previously, he worked as an engineer and program manager for the U.S. Government, Civil Service from 1946 to 1979. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Auld is a Democrat.
 
Shirley Batchman, 65, of Visalia, has been reappointed to the Tulare County Fair Board (24th District Agricultural Association), where she has served as a member since 2005. Batchman has served as director of industry relations at California Citrus Mutual since 1998. Previously, she served as a customer service representative for Cigna Healthcare from 1995 to 1997 and as assistant business office manager with Pacific Bell from 1967 to 1997. Batchman is a member of the Assistance League of Visalia. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Batchman is a Republican.
 
Larry Bell, 64, of Santa Maria, has been reappointed to the Santa Maria Fair Park Board of Directors (37th District Agricultural Association), where he has served as a member since 1997. He currently serves as a certified public accountant and President of Bell and Rust Accountancy Corporation. Bell is a member of the Santa Maria Noontime Kiwanis, Marian Medical Center Foundation, Board of Directors and the Santa Maria Elks. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Bell is a Republican.
 
Michael Boitano, 60, of Amador, has been reappointed to the Amador County Fair Board of Directors (26th District Agricultural Association), where he has served as a member since 1996. Boitano has worked as agricultural commissioner for Amador County since 1998. Prior to that, he worked as agricultural and standards inspector for Amador County from 1991 to 1998. Previously, he worked in outside sales for Procurement Systems and as a crew chief for Agrichem Industries from 1981 to 1989. Boitano is a member of the California Agricultural Commissioners and Sealer Association, Amador County Future Farmers of America Advisory Board, Junior Livestock Auction Committee, and Saint Patrick’s Holy Name Society. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Boitano is a Republican.
 
Adam Boles, 33, of Orland, has been reappointed to the Glenn County Fair Board of Directors, (42nd District Agricultural Association), where he has served as a member since 2007. He previously served as owner of Boles Trucking from 1999 to 2007. Boles is a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, the Glenn County Taxpayers Association, the Glenn County Republican Central Committee and the Red Bluff Bull and Gelding Sale Committee. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Boles is a Republican.
 
Andrea Borchard, 36, of Carmel, has been reappointed to the Monterey Fair Board of Directors (7th District Agricultural Association), where she has served as a member since 2006. She founded Momentum Consulting in 2006, where she is the principal marketing consultant. Borchard was an agent for A.G. Davi Real Estate from 2004 to 2006. She was a special assets officer and credit analyst for Community Bank of Central California from 2002 to 2004. Borchard is a member of the Monterey County Farm Bureau and Salinas Jaycees. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Borchard is a Republican.
 
Michael Bowman, 42, of Sacramento, has been appointed to the Sacramento County Fair Board of Directors (52nd District Agricultural Association). He has served as deputy secretary for communications at the Business, Transportation and Housing Agency since 2007 and as assistant associate secretary for communications at the Health and Human Services Agency from 2006 to 2007. Prior to that, Bowman was a director of government affairs for California Business Roundtable from 2001 to 2006 and director of public affairs for California Infrastructure Coalition from 2000 to 2001. Previously, he was director of public affairs for The Dolphin Group from 1996 to 2000 and public affairs associate for Pacific West Communications Group from 1995 to 1996. This appointment does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Bowman is a Republican.
 
Terry W. Bressler, 56, of Colusa, has been reappointed to the Colusa County Fair Board of Directors (44th District Agricultural Association), where he has served as a member since 1999. He has served as a field representative for CHS, since 2009 and a senior manager for Penny Newman Grain from 2005 to 2009. Prior to that, Bressler was a field man for ADM Rice from 2004 to 2006 and a field man for Gold River Mills from 2001 to 2004. He is a member of Colusa Western Days, California Agricultural Leadership Program and Rotary Club of Williams. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no Salary. Bressler is a Republican.
 
Lester Bridges, 58, of Mariposa, has been reappointed to the Mariposa County Fair Board of Directors (35a District Agricultural Association), were he has served as a member since 2007. He served as president and owner of Napa Auto Parts from 1968 to 2007. Bridges is a member of the Mariposa County Chamber of Commerce. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Bridges is a Republican.
 
Harry Bristow, 62, of Yuba City, has been reappointed to the Yuba-Sutter Fair Board of Directors (13th District Agricultural Association), where he has served as a member since 2004.
He has been the sales operation supervisor for Holt of California since 1997. Bristow was president of Westside Machinery from 1987 to 1996 and vice president of Golden State Tractor from 1979 to 1987. He was sales associate for Tenco Tractor from 1966 to 1979. Bristow is a member of the Yuba City High School Ag Advisory Committee. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Bristow is a Republican.
 
Becky Brummet, 54, of Orland, has been reappointed to the Glenn County Fair Board of Directors (42nd District Agricultural Association), where she has served as a member since 2002. She previously served as a special education teacher for Orland Unified School District from 1990 to 2004. Prior to that, Brummet was a preschool teacher for Glenn County Head Start from 1982 to 1989. She is currently treasurer for the Orland Kiwanis and a member of the California Teachers’ Association. Brummet also serves as insurance chair for the self-funded insurance program for the Orland School District and is a member of the Democratic Central Committee. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Brummet is a Democrat.
 
Staci Buttermore, 43, of Orland has been reappointed to the Glenn County Fair Board of Directors (42nd District Agricultural Association), where she has served as a member since 2007. She previously served as executive manager for the Glenn County Farm Bureau from 1998 to 2006. Prior to that, Buttermore was secretary to the public works superintendent for the city of Page, Arizona from 1994 to 1998. She is council president for the Glenn County 4-H Club and is active in Future Farmers of America. She also serves on the Glenn County Junior Livestock Auction Committee and the Plaza School Site Council. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Buttermore is a Republican
 
Jeanne Byrne, 65, of Pacific Grove has been appointed to the Monterey Fair Board of Directors (7th District Agricultural Association). She is the owner and principal architect of JC Byrne, FAIA Architects, which she founded in 1982. From 1992 to 1994, Byrne served as mayor of Pacific Grove. She is a member of the Pacific Grove Planning Commission, Pacific Grove Rotary, Native Daughters of the Golden West, Pacific Grove Business Improvement District, and the Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Byrne is a Republican.
 
David Campbell, 58, of Lompoc, has been reappointed to the Santa Maria Fair Park Board of Directors (37th District Agricultural Association), where he has served as a member since 2007. He has been a cattle rancher since 1984 and he retired as fire captain for the Santa Barbara Fire Department, where he served from 1984 to 2007. Campbell is a member of the Lompoc Elks Lodge, the Vaqueros de los Ranchos and an advisory board member of the Lompoc High School Ag Booster Club. He is also a member of the Santa Barbara County Range Management Association and a member of the Santa Barbara Cattlemen’s Association. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Campbell is a Republican.
 
Laurie Costa, 44, of Colusa, has been reappointed to the Colusa County Fair Board of Directors (44th District Agricultural Association), where she has served as a member since 2006. She has served as director for the Wellness Center since 2002 and partner of G and L Farms since 1995. Prior to that, Costa served as co-owner and director of Kids’ Country Preschool from 1996 to 2002. She is a member of Maxwell 4H Group and Maxwell PTO. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Costa is a Democrat.
 
David Cultrera, 57, of Escalon, has been appointed to the San Joaquin County Fair Board of Directors (2nd District Agricultural Association). He has been chief operating officer for Sierra Pacific Logistics since 2006. Previously, Cultrera worked as logistics manager for Foster Farms from 2000 to 2006 and as a transportation manager at Cold Storage Chain Integrated from 1998 to 2000. Prior to that, he worked as a plant operations manager for Butterball Turkey Company and Louis Rich Turkey Company from 1979 to 1998. Cultrera is a member of Friends of the San Joaquin County Fair, Saint Anthony’s Education Foundation, San Joaquin County Farm Bureau and San Joaquin County 4-H. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Cultrera is a Republican.
 
Jeanne Deaver, 67, of Amador, has been reappointed to the Amador County Fair Board of Directors (26th District Agricultural Association), where she has served as a member since 2006. Deaver has been the owner of Amador Flower Farm and Deaver Ranch since 1989. Prior to that, she worked as a branch manager for Bank of America from 1966 to 1994. Deaver is a member of the Amador County Farm Bureau, Amador County Republican Women, Amador County Wine Grape Growers, Amador County Women’s Network, California Nursery Association and Shenandoah Valley Community Club. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Deaver is a Republican.
 
Mary Deeming, 54, of Orland, has been reappointed to the Glenn County Fair Board of Directors (42nd District Agricultural Association), where she has served as a member since 2003. Since 1984, she has served as a park ranger for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Deeming is a member of the National Association of Interpreters (Park Ranger Naturalists) and the Friendly Garden Club. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Deeming is a Democrat.
 
Karen DeWalt, 67, of Bakersfield, has been reappointed to the Kern County Fair Board of Directors (15th District Agricultural Association), where she has served as a member since 2006. DeWalt has served as an office assistant at Taylor and Taylor Interiors since 2005. Prior to that, she served in accounts payable for the DeWalt Corporation from 1994 to 2001. Previously, DeWalt owned Popcorn Parlor from 1986 to 1994 and served as public affairs executive secretary for Getty Oil from 1973 to 1986. DeWalt is a member of Republican Women. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. DeWalt is a Republican.
 
Kristina Dodge, 49, of Monarch Beach, has been reappointed to the Orange County Fair Board of Directors (32nd District Agricultural Association), where she has served as a member since 2006. She has been vice president of American Sterling Productions since 1999. Previously, Dodge served as sales manager for Pitney Bowes and Dictaphone Corporation from 1983 to 1988 and vice president for Altek Company from 1990 to 1994. She is a member of the Hearst Castle Preservation Foundation. Dodge is a benefactor for the Larry and Kristina School of Film and Television at Chapman University in Orange and the Larry and Kristina Dodge Painting Building at Kansas City Art Institute. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Dodge is a Republican.
 
Stacey Dodge, 46, of Tuolumne, has been reappointed to the Mother Lode Fair Board of Directors (29th District Agricultural Association), where he has served as a member since 1998. She has served as vice president of Sierra Resource Management since 1993. Previously, Dodge was secretary and treasurer for Joe Martin Logging and Trucking from 1985 to 1993 and a legal secretary for the Tuolumne County District Attorney’s Office from 1982 to 1985. She is a member of Talk About Trees and Tuolumne County Alliance for Resource and Environment. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Dodge is a Republican.
 
Darth Eliopulos, 51, of Lancaster, has been reappointed to the Antelope Valley Fair Board of Directors (50th District Agricultural Association), where he has served as a member since 2001. He has served as vice president of Fidelity National Financial, since 2003. Prior to that, Eliopulos served as president and chief executive officer at Antelope Valley Escrow Companies from 1983 to 2003. He is a member of Kiwanis Club of Antelope Valley, Greater Antelope Valley Association of Realtors and Antelope Valley Chamber of Commerce. This appointment does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Eliopulos is a Republican.
 
Ronald Emard, 67, of Palmdale, has been reappointed to the Antelope Valley Fair Board of Directors (50th District Agricultural Association), where he has served as a member since 2006. He has been the owner of Harley Davidson of Lancaster since 2004 and general manager and partner of Robertson Honda since 1984. Prior to that, Emard was general sales manager for Nesen Motor Car Company from 1977 to 1984 and salesperson for Webber and Copper Motor Car Company from 1970 to 1977. He is a member of Kid’s Charities of the Antelope Valley, Palmdale Chamber of Commerce and Antelope Valley Sheriffs Booster Board. This appointment does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Emard is a Republican.
 
Marie Emery, 61, of Willows, has been reappointed to the Glenn County Fair Board of Directors (42nd District Agricultural Association), where she has served as a member since 2003. She is civil rights manager for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), providing technical assistance within the state on areas of nondiscrimination and civil rights related to agency programs since 1996. Previously, Emery worked for the USDA from 1976 to 1996. She is a member of the Jacinto Grange. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Emery is a Democrat.
 
Patrick Ferreira, 60, of Sutter County, has been reappointed to the Yuba-Sutter Fair Board of Directors (13th District Agricultural Association), where he has served as a member since 2005. Ferreira has served the California Department of Food and Agriculture in Agriculture Commodity Inspection Service since 1975. Ferreira is a member of the Knights of Columbus, Institute of Food Technologists and Pesticide Applicators Professional Association. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Ferreira is a Republican.
 
Fredrick Farris, 35, of Ridgecrest, has been reappointed to the Desert Empire Fair Board of Directors (53rd District Agricultural Association), where he has served as a member since 2007. He has owned Paul and Sons Automotive since 1996. Prior to that, Farris worked as a technician for Paul’s Automotive and Towing from 1990 to 1995. He is a member of the Exchange Club of Ridgecrest. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Farris is a Republican.
 
Melinda Fleming, 51, of Tuolumne, has been reappointed to the Mother Lode Fair Board of Directors (29th District Agricultural Association), where she has served as a member since 2007. She has served as executive director of the Tuolumne County Alliance for Resources and Environment since 2004. Previously, Fleming was a language arts teacher at The Waterford School from 2002 to 2003 and a remedial reading teacher at Summerville High School from 1999 to 2002. She is a member of the Tuolumne County Farm Bureau, Tuolumne County Republican Women and Tuolumne County Republican Central Committee. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Fleming is a Republican.
 
Laurie Forster, 50, of Amador, has been appointed to the Amador County Fair Board of Directors (26th District Agricultural Association), where she has served as a member since 2007. Forster has served as a teacher at Gold Strike High Continuation School since 2006. Prior to that, she served as a teacher for the Calaveras Unified School District from 1991 to 2006. Forster is a member of Native Daughters of the Golden West. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Forster is a Republican.
 
Mark Gasster, 54, of Napa, has been reappointed to the Napa Town and Country Fair Board of Directors (25th District Agricultural Association), where he has served as a member since 2007. Prior to his retirement, he was general manager of WW Shipping Solutions from 2006 to 2007. Previously, he was special projects manager for Barwick Law Firm from 2005 to 2006, finished goods coordinator for PepsiCo Beverages and Foods from 1992 to 2005 and dispatch coordinator for Reliable Liquid Transport in 2001. Gasster served as warehouse inventory coordinator for Hayward Enterprises from 2000 to 2001, transportation supervisor for LIPTON from 1994 to 2000, operations manager for Transport International Pool from 1988 to 1994, account executive for Comtrans Ltd. from 1987 to 1988 and supervisor for Roadway Express from 1984 to 1987. Gasster is vice president of the Napa Valley Camellia Society, and a member of the Napa Valley Republican Central Committee and the National Rifle Association. This position does not require Senate Confirmation and there is no salary. Gasster is a Republican.
 
Susan Gibbs, 63, of Colusa, has been reappointed to the Colusa County Fair Board of Directors (44th District Agricultural Association), where she has served as a member since 2005. She has served as a manager for Chick Montgomery Store since 1982. Additionally, Gibbs served as a job coach for Community Resource Center Workability Program from 1993 to 1994 and a postal casual for the U.S. Postal Service from 1991 to 1993. She is a member of the Colusa County Chamber of Commerce, Colusa County Republican Central Committee and Colusa County Stagehands Theater Group. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Gibbs is a Republican.
 
Bill Gibson, 64, of Shasta, has been reappointed to the Shasta District Fair Board of Directors (27th District Agricultural Association), where he has served as a member since 1994. Gibson has been the owner and rancher of Valley Oak Ranch since 1989. Prior to that, he was the owner of Gibson and Black Construction Company from 1974 to 1989 and worked as a project manager and estimator for Don Koll Company from 1971 to 1794. Gibson is a member of Anderson Rotary and Shasta-Tehama Water Board. This appointment does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Gibson is Republican.
 
Diane Grattaroti, 61, of Ridgecrest, has been reappointed to the Desert Empire Fair Board of Directors (53rd District Agricultural Association), where she has served as a member since 2007. She served as director of development for Women’s Center, High Desert from 1997 to 2010. Prior to that, Grattaroti served as a data librarian for Delex Systems from 1995 to 1997 and as a data librarian for Lockheed Martin from 1989 to 1995. She is a member of Footprinters International and California Sexual Assault Investigators Association. Grattaroti holds a license as a Certified Court Advocate, Domestic Violence Advocate and a Rape Crises Advocate. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Grattaroti is a Republican.
 
Leeroy Halley, 68, of Lancaster, has been reappointed to the Antelope Valley Fair Board of Directors (50th District Agricultural Association), where he has served as a member since 1998. He has served as a safety and compliance manager at Stewart Enterprises since 1996 and as general manager for Halley-Olsen-Murphy Funeral and Cremations from 1996 to 2006. Prior to that, Halley served as president for Halley-Olsen-Murphy Memorial Chapels from 1966 to 1996. He is a member of California Funeral Directors Association, Los Angeles County Funeral Directors, Kiwanis Club of Antelope Valley, American Legion-Post 311. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Halley is a Republican.
 
Frank Halvorson, 65, of Amador, has been reappointed to the Amador County Fair Board of Directors (26th District Agricultural Association), where he has served as a member since 2006. Halvorson has served as president of Prospect Motors since 1983 and is a member of Jackson Rotary, Jackson Ducks Unlimited and Amador County Chamber of Commerce. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Halvorson is a Republican.
 
Angelica Hernandez, 39, of Sacramento, has been appointed to the Sacramento County Fair Board of Directors (52nd District Agricultural Association). She has served as staff services manager II for the California Debt and Investment Advisory Commission since 2010 and as a research program specialist II since 2007. Prior to that, Hernandez was a staff loan officer at California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank from 2005 to 2007 and a staff loan officer for California Performance Review in 2004. Previously, she served as staff services manager I for California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank from 2001 to 2004 and an associate government program analyst from 1999 to 2001. Hernandez served as staff service analyst for the Department of Transportation from 1998 to 1999 and policy analyst for Governor’s Office of Planning and Research from 1997 to 1998. She is a member of Sacramento County Treasury Oversight Committee and Just Kids Child Care. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Hernandez is a Republican.
 
David Honda, 59, of Los Angeles, has been reappointed to the San Fernando Valley Fair Board of Directors (51st District Agricultural Association), where he has served as a member since 1999. He has served as president of DS Honda Construction since 1980. Prior to that, Honda was the co-founder and chief executive officer of Spacemakers from 1976 to 1980. Previously, he served as vice president of Innovax Construction from 1973 to 1976. Honda is a member of the Rotary Club of Van Nuys, Ameritel Committee, American Heart Association and United Way North Angeles County. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Honda is a Republican.
 
Janice Howard, 71, of Amador, has been reappointed to the Amador County Fair Board of Directors (26th District Agricultural Association), where she has served as a member since 2002. Howard has been co-owner of Taylor Ranch since 1977. Prior to that, she was a paralegal for Don F. Howard, Attorney at Law from 1970 to 1976 and a teaching assistant at Plymouth Elementary School from 1967 to 1970. Previously, she worked as a livestock horse show clerk for the Amador County Fair (26th District Agricultural Association) from 1954 to 1972. Howard is a member of Amador, El Dorado, and Sacramento Cattlewomen’s Association. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Howard is a Republican.
 
Elizabeth Hudson, 54, of Sanger, has been reappointed to the Big Fresno Fair Board of Directors (21st District Agricultural Association), where she has served as a member since 2007. Hudson has been part owner and operator of Hudson Farms since 1981 and served as outreach coordinator for the Fresno County Farm Bureau since 2005. Previously, Hudson was a partner in Hudson Orth Communications from 2001 to 2005 and was the public affairs officer for the Westlands Water District from 1995 to 2000. She is a member of the Central Valley Water Awareness Committee, Central Valley Chapter of California Women for Agriculture and the California Farm Water Coalition. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Hudson is a Republican.
 
Trudy James, 50, of Tulare, has been reappointed to the Tulare County Fair Board (24th District Agricultural Association), where she has served as a member since 2006. James served as a registered nurse-instructor for Northern Kern Vocational Training Center from 1985 to 2005 and a registered nurse at Delano Regional Medical Center from 1977 to 2005. James has been the Pixley 4-H Club-Community Club Leader for the past fourteen years. She is a member of the California Association of Health Care Educators and the Pixley Women’s Club. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. James is a Democrat.
 
Matthew Jimmink, 28, of Palmdale, has been reappointed to the Antelope Valley Fair Board of Directors (50th District Agricultural Association), where he has served as a member since 2004. He has served as sales director at Nav Analytic since 2005 and as a business analyst from 2000 to 2005. Jimmink has spent the last eight years volunteering with the Agua Dulce 4-H Club and mentoring and instructing youth from 4-H Clubs and Future Farmers of America Chapters throughout the Antelope Valley. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Jimmink is a Republican.
 
Ronald Kicinski, 35, of Ridgecrest, has been reappointed to the Desert Empire Fair Board of Directors (53rd District Agricultural Association), where he has served as a member since 2007. He has served as chief financial officer for TOSS since 1997 and has been co-owner of ServiceMaster of Indian Wills Valley since 2001. Prior to that, Kicinski was maintenance manager for the North American Chemical Company from 1987 to 1997 and a project engineer for Conoco from 1979 to 1986. He is a member of National Health Service, and Ridgecrest Chamber of Commerce. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Kicinski is a Republican.
 
James Kight, 61, of Ridgecrest, has been appointed to the Desert Empire Fair Board of Directors (53rd District Agricultural Association). He has served as owner and general building contractor for Jim Kight Construction from 1980 to 2009. Kight volunteers his time working on fundraising opportunities throughout his community for Habitat for Humanity, A-Team Community Dinner and Burroughs Boosters. This appointment does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Kight is a Republican.
 
Margaret Kiriluk, 71, of Tuolumne, has been reappointed to the Mother Lode Fair Board of Directors (29th District Agricultural Association), where she has served as a member since 2001. She has been an administrative business assistant for Summerville Elementary School District since 1966. Prior to that, Kiriluk was a business assistant at Lillian Collins Hospital from 1957 to 1960. She is a member of Tuolumne County Cattlemen’s Association, Tuolumne and Calaveras County Cattlewomen’s Organization and Tuolumne County Farm Bureau. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Kiriluk is a Democrat.
 
Janet Kirtlink, 69, of Napa, has been reappointed to the Napa Town and Country Fair Board of Directors (25th District Agricultural Association), where she has served as a member since 2008. Kirtlink has worked part-time in sales for All Star Plumbing Showhouse since 2005 and part-time in bookkeeping for A-1 Integrity Services since 2008. Previously, she worked in sales and as secretary of the corporation for Janal Plumbing from 1979 to 2004 and was owner of the Diet Center from 1987 to 1989. Kirtlink is a member of the California Republic Party, the Napa Valley Republican Women Federated and chairman of the Napa County Republican Party. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Kirtlink is a Republican.
 
Eric Lehman, 58, of Napa, has been reappointed to the Napa Town and Country Fair Board of Directors (25th District Agricultural Association), where he has served as a member since 2005. Lehman has served as partner/CPA with Lehman and Lehman CPAs since 1973. This position does not require Senate Confirmation and there is no salary. Lehman is a Republican.
 
Dennis Lewis, 68, of Lodi, has been appointed to the San Joaquin County Fair Board of Directors (2nd District Agricultural Association). He is a rancher and has owned Lewis Live Stock since 1990. Prior to that, he worked as a regional sales manager for Chancellor Lyon from 1979 to 1990. Lewis was self employed in the livestock business from 1960 to 1979. He is a member of the San Joaquin Farm Bureau, American Angus Association and California Angus Association. This appointment does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Lewis is a Republican.
 
Geraldine Libby, 66, of Live Oak, has been reappointed to the Yuba-Sutter Fair Board of Directors (13th District Agricultural Association), where she has served as a member since 2006. Libby was a high school teacher for Gridley Unified School District from 1986 to 2007 and a high school teacher for Biggs Unified School District from 1985 to 1986. She was accounting instructor for Yuba City Unified School District in 1985 and accounting and business instructor for Butte County Regional Occupational Program from 1985 to 1995. Libby is a member of the California Business Education Association, the California Industrial Technology Educators, Bi-County 86ers and the Sutter County Taxpayers’ Association. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Libby is a Republican.
 
Vivian Lindley, 54, of Salinas has been appointed to the Monterey Fair Board of Directors (7th District Agricultural Association). Since 2000, she has worked for the Salinas Police Department as a temporary administrative assistant. Prior to that, Lindley was an administrative assistant to the deputy chief and chief of police at the Salinas Police Department from 1980 to 2000. She is a member of the Monterey Friends of the Fair, Salinas California Rodeo, California Women for Agriculture, and Monterey County Cattlewomen’s Association. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Lindley is a Republican.
 
Dottie Lyons Sr., 68, of Santa Maria, has been reappointed to the Santa Maria Fair Park Board of Directors (37th District Agricultural Association), where she has served as a member since 2004. She currently serves as president and owner of Airport Auto Center. Lyons is a member of the Special Olympics, Santa Maria Valley Economic Development Association and the Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Lyons is a Republican.
 
Nanette Martin, 68, of Tracy, has been reappointed to the San Joaquin County Fair Board of Directors (2nd District Agricultural Association), where she has served as a member since 1994. She is a third generation farmer and owner of Martin Farms since 1962. Martin is a member of the Tracy Auxiliary of Children’s Home Society, the San Joaquin County Citizens Land Alliance, and the San Joaquin Farm Bureau. This appointment does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Martin is a Republican.
 
Bradd McDannold, 63, of Shasta, has been reappointed to the Shasta District County Fair Board of Directors (27th District Agricultural Association), where he has served as a member since 2006. McDannold is retired. He served as a detective captain for major crimes for the Shasta County Sheriff’s Department from 1969 to 2002. McDannold is a member of Shasta County Cattlemen’s Association and Shasta County Secret Witness. This appointment does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. McDannold is a Republican.
 
Joseph Mohamed Jr., 62, of Carmichael, has been appointed to the Sacramento County Fair Board of Directors (52nd District Agricultural Association). He has served as president for Arrowhead Housing since 1996. Prior to that, Mohamed served as a GS-12 for the Small Business Administration, Disaster Recovery from 1994 to 1996. Previously, he was owner and contractor for J.M.J Enterprises from 1973 to 2010. Mohamed is a member of the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, Community Service Reserve Corps., and Farm Bureau. This appointment does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Mohamed is a Republican.
 
Alice Munger, 35, of Live Oak, has been reappointed to the Yuba-Sutter Fair Board of Directors (13th District Agricultural Association), where she has served as a member since 2006. Munger has served as an agricultural science teacher at Wheatland Union High School since 2004. She is a member of the California Agricultural Teachers Association, California Women in Ag and Yuba Sutter Young Farmers and Ranchers. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Munger is a Republican.
 
Lois Murphy, 78, of Belmont, has been reappointed to the Grand Nation Rodeo Fair Board of Directors (1a District Agricultural Association), where she has served as a member since 2005. Murphy is retired. She was an event coordinator/fundraiser for Royer for Congress Committee from 1976 to 1982; finance clerk for Regal Beverages from 1975 to 1976 and an office manager/agent for Ireland Agency from 1952 to 1960. Murphy has served in a volunteer capacity as a project and community leader for the San Mateo County 4-H program since 1967 and as secretary/treasurer and administrator of the fund for the San Mateo County 4-H Clubs Scholarship 1 since 1972. She is on the board of directors for the Mid-Peninsula Republican Women’s Federation, on the board of directors for San Mateo Charities, and a senior volunteer for the California Highway Patrol. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Murphy is a Republican.
 
John Noffsinger, 72, of Orland, has been reappointed to the Glenn County Fair Board of Directors (42nd District Agricultural Association), where he has served as a member since 2002. He was self-employed as a State Farm Insurance Agent from 1971 to 2006. Noffsinger is a Board Member of the Orland City Chamber of Commerce. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Noffsinger is a Democrat.
 
E. Dan O’Connell, 64, of Colusa, has been reappointed to the Colusa County Fair Board of Directors (14th District Agricultural Association), where he has served as a member since 2006. He has been the owner of O’Connell Ranch since 1995 and served as county assessor for Colusa County from 1981 to 2007. O’Connell is a member of Colusa County Cattlemen’s Association, California Rangeland Trust and Northern California Assessors Association. This appointment does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. O’Connell is a Republican.
 
Michael Olcott, 51, of Bakersfield, has been reappointed to the Kern County Fair Board of Directors (15th District Agricultural Association), where he has served as a member since 2006. Olcott has served as vice president of Olcott’s since 1983. From 1981 to 1983, he owned Puree and Associates. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Olcott is a Republican.
 
Gregory O’Leary, 52, of Stockton, has been reappointed to the San Joaquin County Fair Board of Directors (2nd District Agricultural Association), where he has served as a member since 2003. He has been senior vice president for Colliers International since 2000. Prior to that, he was vice president of industrial properties for CB Richard Ellis from 1989 to 2000. O’Leary is a member of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors and Colliers International Multimodal Services and Port Logistics Group. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. O’Leary is American Independent.
 
Mary Paasch, 38, of Sacramento, has been reappointed to the Sacramento County Fair Board of Directors (52nd District Agricultural Association), where she has served as a member since 2006. She has served as a principal engineer for MWH Americas since 1998 and co-owner and sales/marketing manager of Donner Trail Ranch since 1983. This appointment does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Paasch is a Republican.
 
Anthony Pantaleoni, 58, of San Francisco, has been reappointed to the Grand Nation Rodeo Fair Board of Directors (1a District Agricultural Association), where he has served as a member since 2008. He has been the principal architect for Kotas/Pantaleoni Architects since 1981. He was a part-time instructor with the architectural department at City College of San Francisco from 1982 to 1984, designer and project architect for Zoe Works Architects from 1979 to 1981 and for Neeley/Lofrano Architects from 1977 to 1979. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Pantaleoni is a Republican.
 
James Perham, 51, of Elk Grove, has been appointed to the Sacramento County Fair Board of Directors (52nd District Agricultural Association). He has worked as owner and manager of Perham Ranch since 1959. Perham is a member of the California Cattlemen’s Association, Amador/Eldorado/Sacramento Cattlemen’s Association, California Thoroughbred Breeders Association, Northern California Equine Association, Cosumnes CPAC, Sacramento County Farm Bureau and Sacramento County Farmland Trust. This appointment does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Perham is a Republican.
 
Roy Peters, 67, of Shasta, has been reappointed to the Shasta District Fair Board of Directors (27th District Agricultural Association), where he has served as a member since 2006. He has been self-employed as an attorney since 1978. Peters is a member of the Redding Rodeo Association. This appointment does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Peters is a Republican.
 
Claude Richards, 63, of Mariposa, has been reappointed to the Mariposa County Fair Board of Directors (35a District Agricultural Association), where he has served as a member since 1992. He is retired. Prior to that, Richards served as Sheriff in Mariposa County from 1999 to 2003 and as Undersheriff from 1990 to 1998. He is currently director of the Mariposa County Fair Association. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Richards is a Republican.
 
Catherine Rogers, 47, of Ridgecrest, has been reappointed to the Desert Empire Fair Board of Directors (53rd District Agricultural Association), where she has served as a member since 2002. Prior to retirement, she served as a human resources-equal employment opportunity advisor for the U.S. Navy from 1970 to 2003. Rogers is a member of Black Original Society. This appointment does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Rogers is a Republican.
 
Carolina Rojas-Gore, 63, of Sacramento, has been reappointed to the Sacramento County Fair Board of Directors (52nd District Agricultural Association), where she has served as a member since 2007. She has served as director of community affairs for KUVS Univision 19/Telefutura 64 since 2004. Prior to that, Rojas-Gore was a freelance Spanish translator from 1997 to 2004 and a leasing agent and events coordinator for Capitol Towers from 1997 to 2001. She is a member of the Cathedral Parish Council, Mexican Cultural Center, and Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. This appointment does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Rojas-Gore is a Democrat.
 
George Ruiten, 77, of Knights Landing, has been reappointed to the Yuba-Sutter Fair Board of Directors (13th District Agricultural Association), where he has served as a member since 2004. Van Ruiten has owned Van Ruiten Farming since 1957. He is a trustee of Reclamation District 1500 and a member of the Sutter County Volunteer Fire Department. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Ruiten is a Republican.
 
Patricia Saint Evens, 58, of Orland, has been reappointed to the Glenn County Fair Board of Directors (42nd District Agricultural Association), where she has served as a member since 2007. She has owned Trish’s Basket Case since 2006. Previously, Saint Evens was a cardiovascular technologist for N.T. Enloe Memorial Hospital from 1998 to 2001 and for Chico Community Hospital from 1993 to 1998. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Saint Evens is a Republican.
 
Richard Sanchez, 75, of Sutter County, has been reappointed to the Yuba-Sutter Fair Board of Directors (13th District Agricultural Association), where he has served as a member since 2004. Sanchez is a prune farmer and owns and operates a local body shop. He serves on the board of directors of Freemont Hospital, the board of Northstar Title Company, the board of U.S. Bank, and the board of the Chamber of Commerce. Sanchez teaches auto body repair at Yuba College. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Sanchez is a Republican.
 
Thomas Sawyer, 66, of Stockton, has been appointed to the San Joaquin County Fair Board of Directors (2nd District Agricultural Association). He has served as public safety liaison for the Office of Governor Schwarzenegger since 2006. Prior to that, Sawyer served as commissioner for the Board of Parole Hearings from 2005 to 2006 and as a justice consultant for the Facility Group from 2001 to 2004. He was sheriff and coroner for Merced County from 1990 to 2001 and a traffic officer for the California Highway Patrol from 1967 to 1990. Sawyer is a member of the International Police Association, National Sheriff’s Association and California State Sheriff’s Association. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Sawyer is a Republican.
 
Howard Schmidt, 55, of Sacramento, has been appointed to the Sacramento County Fair Board of Directors (52nd District Agricultural Association). He has served as chief of staff for Sacramento Supervisor Susan Peters since 2005. Prior to that, Schmidt served as staff counsel III for the California State Teachers’ Retirement system from 1994 to 2005 and a trial attorney for the Unites States Department of Labor, Solicitor’s Office from 1991 to 1994. Previously, he served as emergency management specialist for the Federal Emergency Management Agency from 1984 to 1990 and deputy to Supervisor Deane Dana for the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors from 1980 to 1982. This appointment does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Schmidt is a Republican.
 
Geneva Shannon, 52, of Visalia, has been reappointed to the Tulare County Fair Board (24th District Agricultural Association), where she has served as a member since 2005. Shannon has served as central district representative for California Ag in the Classroom since 2002. She was a teacher at Little People Preschool from 1977 to 1979 and in the intervening years was a homemaker and stay-at-home mom. Shannon is a member of Ag Advisory Boards, Tulare County Farm Bureau, Committees for California Fair Bureau, California Women for Ag and the Ag Education Committee of the Visalia Chamber of Commerce. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Shannon is a Republican.
 
Joy Shifflet, 68, of Colusa, has been reappointed to the Colusa County Fair Board of Directors (44th District Agricultural Association), where she has served as a member since 1999. She has been the manager of Chester Shifflett Jr. Farming since 2003. Additionally, Shifflet worked as a secretary for L.C. Dennis Company from 1995 to 2005 and as a partner in Canal Farms from 1991 to 2005. Previously, she worked as a teacher for Our Lady of Lourdes School from 1990 to 1999. Shifflet is a member of the Colusa County Republican Central Committee. This appointment does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Shifflet is a Republican.
 
Nicole Smith, 45, of Woodlake, has been reappointed to the Tulare County Fair Board (24th District Agricultural Association), where she has served as a member since 2006. Smith currently serves as territory manager for Cerexagri-Nisso. Previously, she was product manager for Kryocide Insecticide from 2002 to 2003 and territory manager for Cerexagri-Nisso from 1990 to 2002. She was secretary for Pennwalt Corporation from 1989 to 1990 and for Pismo Oceano Vegetable Exchange from 1986 to 1988. Smith is a member of California Ag Production Consultants, Association of Applied IPM Ecologist and California Citrus Mutual-Cerexagri. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Smith is a Republican.
 
Sandra Smith, 51, of Lancaster, has been appointed to the Antelope Valley Fair Board of Directors (50th District Agricultural Association). She has served as regional director of operations and training for the American Cancer Society since 2008. Prior to that, Smith worked as planning commissioner for the City of Lancaster from 1997 to 2008 and as director of volunteers/patient advocate at the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services from 1983 to 1997. This appointment does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Smith is a Republican.
 
Joseph Sparagna, 73, of Sonora, has been reappointed to the Mother Lode Fair Board of Directors (29th District Agricultural Association), where he has served as a member since 2001. Prior to retirement, he served as vice president in the general manager division for General Telephone and Electric from 1989 to 1996. Previously, Sparagna worked for Electromagnetic Systems Laboratories from 1972 to 1987. Sparagna is a member of Tuolumne County Historical Society. This appointment does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Sparagna is a Democrat.
 
Cecil Swetland, 48, of Palmdale, has been reappointed to the Antelope Valley Fair Board of Directors (50th District Agricultural Association), where he has served as a member since 2006. He has served as executive director for Desert Christian Schools since 1997. Prior to that, Swetland was a regional service manager at Long Beach Mortgage from 1989 to 1997 and a branch manager for Security Pacific Corporation from 1987 to 1989. He is a member of the International Association of Christian School Administrators. This appointment does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Swetland is a Republican.
 
Jamie Traynham, 41, of Colusa, has been reappointed to the Colusa County Fair Board of Directors (44th District Agricultural Association), where she has served as a member since 2006. She has been self-employed as a consultant since 1998. Prior to that, Traynham was a controller for California Family Foods/Myers and Charter from 1994 to 1998 and a loan officer for Farm Credit Services of Colusa from 1991 to 1994. She is a member of the Colusa County 4-H Youth Program, California State Horsemen’s Association, and California Cattlemen’s Association. This appointment does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Traynham is a Republican.
 
Joyce Anne Tucker, 65, of Newport Beach, has been reappointed to both the Orange County Fair Board of Directors (32nd District Agricultural Association) and the Orange County Fair Board of Directors (32a District Agricultural Association), where she has served as a member since 2006. She is currently a homemaker and active community volunteer. Tucker previously worked as an accessory buyer for Bedroom Galleries from 1973 to 1976 and a teacher for the Orange County School District from 1968 to 1973. Tucker is a member of the Orange County Performing Angels of the Arts, Orange County Museum of Art Visionaries and the UCI Successful Aging Program. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Tucker is a Republican.
 
Joseph Valente, 51, of Lodi, has been appointed to the San Joaquin County Fair Board of Directors (2nd District Agricultural Association). He has been a vineyard manager for John Kautz Farms since 1980. Valente is a member of the San Joaquin County Farm Bureau, Friends of the San Joaquin Fair, Lodi Chamber of Commerce, Tokay Colony 4-H and Tokay High Future Farmers of America. He is chairman of Lodi Wine Grape Commission and Rural Health and Safety Committee for the California Farm Bureau Federation. This position does not require senate confirmation and there is no salary. Valente is a Republican.
 
Carolyn Van Exel, 54, of Lodi, has been appointed to the San Joaquin County Fair Board of Directors (2nd District Agricultural Association). Since 1979, she has been owner and partner of Van Exel Diary, which her family established in 1951. Van Exel is a member of the Children’s Home Society. This appointment does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Van Exel is a Republican.
 
Robert Vierra, 66, of Colusa, has been reappointed to the Colusa County Fair Board of Directors (44th District Agricultural Association) where he has served as a member since 2007. He has served as partner in Vierra Brothers Farming since 2004. Prior to that, Vierra served as a vocational agriculture instructor for Orland Unified School District from 1970 to 2003. He is a member of the Colusa County Farm Bureau. This appointment does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Vierra is a Republican.
 
Victoria Verber-Salazar, 45, of San Joaquin, has been reappointed to the San Joaquin County Fair Board of Directors (2nd District Agricultural Association), where she has served as a member since 2006. She has been deputy district attorney for the San Joaquin County District Attorney since 2001. Prior to that, Verber-Salazar worked as a law clerk for the homicide unit of San Joaquin County District Attorney’s Office from 1988 to 2001. This appointment does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Verber-Salazar is a Republican.
 
James Vietheer, 57, of Wilton, has been reappointed to the Sacramento County Fair Board of Directors (52nd District Agricultural Association), where he has served as a member since 2006. He has served as co-owner and managing partner for Big Jim’s Cattle Service/HAVE Angus since 1988 and has been a public works general supervisor for the City of Sacramento since 1980. Vietheer is a member of the California Angus Association, Sacramento County Farm Bureau and American Angus Association. This appointment does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Vietheer is a Republican.
 
Alan Wagner, 47, of Napa, has been reappointed to the Napa Town and Country Fair Board of Directors (25th District Agricultural Association), where he has served as a member since 2007. Wagner has served as vineyard operation manager for Clos Du Val Wine Company since 2001. Previously, he was assistant vineyard manager for Southcorp Wine Estates North America from 1997 to 2001 and coastal division manager for Daro Commodities from 1994 to 1997. Prior to that, Wagner was western regional sales manager for Loomix Ag Products from 1988 to 1994 and assistant farm manager for Laken Cattle Company from 1984 to 1988. Wagner is a member of the Napa Sustainable Wine Growing Group, Napa County Pest and Disease Advisory Board and the Napa County Farm Bureau. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Wagner is a Republican.
 
Toni Wagner, 63, of Tuolumne, has been reappointed to the Mother Lode Fair Board of Directors (29th District Agricultural Association), where she has served as a member since 2001. She has been a broker at Realty World Wilson since 2005. Previously, Wagner owned and was a broker for Realty World Sonora Twain Harte from 2000 to 2005. She was a realtor for Realty World Apple Valley from 1995 to 2000 and for Realty World Wilson from 1989 to 1994. Prior to that, Wagner was a long term substitute teacher for Summerville Union High School in 1987 and an instructional aide and long-term substitute teacher for the Sonora Union High School District from 1977 to 1987. She is a member of Interfaith Community Social Services and the Tuolumne County Association of Realtors. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Wagner is a Democrat.
 
Patrick Wallner, 49, of Shasta, has been reappointed to the Shasta District Fair Board of Directors (27th District Agricultural Association), where he has served as a member since 2006. Wallner has served as president of Wallner Plumbing Company since 1987. Prior to that, he served as an expeditor/assembly for Voorwood Company from 1982 to 1987. Wallner is a member of the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association, Western Fairs Association and Green Plumbers USA. This appointment does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Wallner is a Democrat.
 
Barbara Wanvig, 70, of San Francisco, has been reappointed to the Grand Nation Rodeo Fair Board of Directors (1a District Agricultural Association), where she has served as a member since 2006. Wanvig is retired. She served as a government affairs legislative analyst/issue manager from 1980 to 1987 and as corporate communications publications editor from 1977 to 1980 for Chevron in San Francisco. Previously, she was the Davis Bureau Chief for the Sacramento Bee from 1970 to 1977. She was a staff and medical writer for the Fort Worth Press from 1968 to 1970 and staff writer for the Spokane Chronicle from 1961 to 1965. Wanvig is the founding president of the Charter 100 of San Francisco, a member of the fund-raising event committee of The Salvation Army, the Pacific Research Institute of San Francisco, the Independent Institute of Oakland and the Commonwealth Club of California. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Wanvig is a Republican.
 
Henrietta Waterfield, 54, of Santa Maria, has been reappointed to the Santa Maria Fair Board of Directors, (37th District Agricultural Association), where she has served as a member since 2007. She has served as membership manager and economic development specialist for the Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce since 2004. Prior to that, Waterfield was a property project developer for A.J. Diani Construction from 1999 to 2004 and a public relations coordinator for the California Space Authority from 1998 to 1999. She is a member of the Santa Maria Police Council, the Committee to Improve North County and the City of Santa Maria Planning Commission. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Waterfield is a Republican.
 
William White, 46, of Fresno, has been reappointed to the Big Fresno Fair Board of Directors (21st District Agricultural Association), where he has served as a member since 2007. Since 1990, White has been an attorney with the law firm Baker, Manock and Jenson. He is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, California Medical Legal Committee, Fresno County Bar Association and the American Bar Association. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. White is a Republican.
 
Thomas Williams, 56, of Mariposa, has been reappointed to the Mariposa County Fair Board of Directors (35a District Agricultural Association), where he has served as a member since 2007. Since 2006, he has been a part-time county medical driver. Williams previously was a correctional officer for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation from 2004 to 2006 and the California Youth Authority from 1984 to 2004. He served in the U.S. Army from 1974 to 1978. Williams is a member of the Mariposa Future Farmers of America Boosters, the American Legion and the Veteran of Foreign Wars. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Williams is a Republican.
 
Wesley W. Wittman, 54, of Tuolumne, has been reappointed to the Mother Lode Fair Board of Directors (29th District Agricultural Association), where he has served as a member since 1998. He has owned and served as a veterinarian at Mono Way Hospital since 1982. Wittman is a member of the California Veterinary Medical Association and Tuolumne County Veterinarians Association. He is also a member of Twain Harte Horsemen, Tuolumne County Kennel Club, Tuolumne County Humane Society and the Tuolumne County Farm Bureau. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Wittman is a Republican.
 
Victor Woolery, 65, of Shasta, has been reappointed to the Shasta District Fair Board of Directors (27th District Agricultural Association), where he has served as a member since 2006. Woolery has served as the manager for Vic’s Branding Restaurant since 2004. Prior to that, he served as president for Woolery Livestock Transportation from 1974 to 2004. Woolery is a member of the Shasta County Cattlemen’s Association, Shasta County Farm Bureau, California Restaurant Association and Cottonwood Chamber of Commerce. This appointment does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Woolery is a Republican.
 
A.J. Yates, 76, of Kerman, has been appointed to the Big Fresno Fair Board of Directors (21st District Agricultural Association). Since 2008, Yates has been the senior advisor to the secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA). Prior to that, he served as undersecretary for CDFA from 2005 to 2006, and as agricultural marketing service administrator for the U.S. Department of Agriculture from 2001 to 2005. Yates previously served for nine years as deputy secretary and later as undersecretary at CDFA. From 1979 to 2005, he was an almond farmer in Kerman. This posi