Governor Newsom announces appointments 12.2.21

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SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the following appointments:

Saul Gomez, 44, of Sacramento, has been appointed under secretary at the California Natural Resources Agency. Gomez has been Deputy Executive Director of the California Public Utilities Commission since 2019. He was Program Officer at the Resources Legacy Fund from 2018 to 2019, Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet to Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. 2016 to 2018, Assistant Secretary. for Energy and Special Assistant for Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources at the California Natural Resources Agency from 2014 to 2016 and Executive Director of the California Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing Authority from 2013 to 2014. Gomez served as Special Advisor California Energy Commissioner Carla Peterman from 2011 to 2012, Director of Advocacy at the Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Technologies from 2009 to 2011, legislative consultant to the California State Senate in 2008 and legislative assistant to California State Assembly from 2002 to 2006. Gomez received a Master of Public Diploma in Administration from Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $ 205,608. Gomez is a Democrat.

Katherine Toy, 52, of San Francisco, has been appointed assistant secretary of access at the California Natural Resources Agency. Toy has been the Deputy CEO of the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy since 2021, where she served as Executive Vice President of Partnerships and Programs from 2017-2021. She was Associate Director of Alumni Volunteer Engagement at the Stanford Alumni Association from 2007 to 2017, Program Director at San Francisco School Volunteers from 2005 to 2007 and Executive Director of the Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation from 2000 to 2004. Toy was Deputy Director at the Stanford Alumni Association from 1998 to 2000, teacher and principal student activities at Las Lomitas Elementary. School District 1995-1997 and taught Sequoia Union High School District 1994-1995 and Bryn Mawr School 1991-1994. Toy received an MA in Education from Stanford University. This position does not require confirmation from the Senate and the compensation is $ 175,404. Toy is a Democrat.

Kristin Stauffacher, 51, of Sacramento, has been appointed deputy executive director of the California Public Utilities Commission. Stauffacher has been an Appointments Advisor in the Governor’s Office since 2014. She was Assistant Secretary of Legislation at the California Environmental Protection Agency from 2011 to 2014, Legislative Director in the Office of California State Senator Joe Simitian from 2008 to 2011 and legislative director in the office of California State Senator Michael Machado from 2000 to 2008. Stauffacher was a consultant to the California State Assembly Committee on Water, Parks and Wildlife from 1997 to 2000 and Scientific Assistant in the California Department of Fisheries and Game from 1996 to 1997. Stauffacher was a Water Resources Assistant for Lake County in 1996. She obtained a Masters of Science in Environmental Science and an MBA public at Indiana University. This position does not require confirmation from the Senate and the compensation is $ 180,000. Stauffacher is a Democrat.

Julie Henderson, 59, of San Francisco, has been appointed director of the California Department of Pesticide Regulation. Henderson has served as Acting Director of the California Department of Pesticide Regulation since 2021 and has been Assistant Secretary for Public Policy at the California Environmental Protection Agency since 2017. She has served as Senior Vice President of Public Affairs and Chief of Staff and main policy. External Affairs Advisor at the University of California, Office of the President from 2013 to 2017. Henderson was Senior Advisor to the Office of Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. from 2011 to 2013 and Special Assistant Attorney General in the Office of the Attorney General of 2008 to 2010. She held several positions at Gap from 1992 to 2007, including Vice-President and Associate General Counsel, Associate General Counsel, Senior Counsel and Legal Counsel. She was a partner at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe from 1987 to 1988 and from 1990 to 1992. Henderson received a JD from the University of Santa Clara School of Law. This position requires confirmation from the Senate and the salary is $ 194,870. Henderson is a Democrat.

Stephanie Ogren, 36, of Sacramento, has been appointed chief counsel in the Office of Energy Infrastructure Security at the California Natural Resources Agency. Ogren has been Deputy Chief Counsel in the Office of Emergency Services of the Governor of California since 2019, where she has held several positions since 2016, including Acting Deputy Chief Counsel, Senior Counsel and Staff Counsel. . She was a partner at Delfino Madden O’Malley Coyle & Koewler from 2014 to 2016 and a partner and legal assistant at Cota Cole LLP from 2010 to 2014. Ogren received a JD from the University of California, Davis School of Law. This position does not require confirmation from the Senate and the compensation is $ 180,000. Ogren is a Democrat.

Melissa Semcer, 41, of Sacramento, has been appointed deputy director of the California Natural Resources Agency’s Office of Energy Infrastructure Security. Semcer has been a Program Manager at the Office of Energy Infrastructure Safety since 2021. She held several positions with the California Public Utilities Commission between 2007 and 2021, including Program Manager, Administrative Judge, and Utilities Regulatory Analyst. Semcer received a Master of Science in Environmental Management from Duke University. This position does not require confirmation from the Senate and the compensation is $ 178,080. Semcer is a Democrat.

Bidtah Becker, 50, of Fort Defiance, AZ, has been appointed assistant secretary for environmental justice, tribal affairs, and border relations at the California Environmental Protection Agency. Becker has been associated with the Navajo Tribal Utility Authority since 2019. She was Director of the Navajo Nation Natural Resources Division from 2015 to 2019 and held several positions for the Navajo Nation Department of Justice from 2002 to 2015, including Deputy Attorney General and Lawyer. Becker was an instructor at the Santa Fe Indian School from 2001 to 2002 and a legal assistant in the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico from 2000 to 2001. She received a Doctor of Laws degree from the Law School of the University of New Mexico. New Mexico. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $ 170,004. Becker is a Democrat.

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