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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for Feb. 10, 2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments. First: A. Charles Crabb, 60, of San Luis Obispo, has been appointed to the designated local authority for the former Pismo Beach redevelopment agency, in San Luis Obispo County. Crabb has been a program advisor at the California Agricultural Leadership Foundation since 2010 and assistant to the provost at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo since 2010.

Crabb was director of education and operations at the California Agricultural Leadership Foundation from 2007 to 2010, government affairs manager at the California Farm Bureau Federation from 2006 to 2007, dean of the College of Agriculture at California State University, Chico from 1999 to 2006, and regional director for the division of agriculture and natural resources at the University of California, Office of the President from 1995 to 1999. Crabb was a professor and administrator at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo from 1978 to 1995. He earned a doctorate in ecology from the University of California, Davis. This position does not require Senate confirmation. Crabb is a Republican.

Janet George, 53, of Pismo Beach, has been appointed to the designated local authority for the former Pismo Beach redevelopment agency, in San Luis Obispo County. She has been a certified public accountant and controller at EDA Design Professionals since 2006. She was a certified public accountant and controller at Limberg Eye Surgery from 2001 to 2006, at Den-Mat from 2000 to 2001 and at Gold Coast Packing from 1989 to 2000. This position does not require Senate confirmation. George is registered decline-to-state.

Tom Murray, 60, of Arroyo Grande, has been appointed to the designated local authority for the former Pismo Beach redevelopment agency, in San Luis Obispo County. Murray has been a building contractor and principal of Clean Cut Construction since 1983. He is vice president of the board of directors of San Luis Obispo Green Build and a member of the board of directors of the Lucia Mar Foundation for Innovation. This position does not require Senate confirmation. Murray is a Democrat.

J. Keith Gilless, 56, of San Francisco, has been reappointed to the Board of Forestry and Fire Protection, where he has served since 2011. Gilless has been the dean of the College of Natural Resources since 2008 and professor of forest economics since 1983 at the University of California, Berkeley. He earned a doctorate in forestry and agricultural economics from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. This position requires Senate confirmation and compensation is $100 per diem. Gilless is a Democrat.

Evangeline Ward, 40, of Benicia, has been appointed to the Dental Hygiene Committee of California. Ward has been a dental hygienist for Dr. Duwad Muhammin since 2009 and for Dr. Tom Sharp since 2007. She was a dental hygienist for Dr. Michael Carpentier and Dr. Grace Mary Hume from 2007 to 2011 and for Dr. John Bristow and Dr. Scott Swoboda from 2009 to 2010. Ward was a probation counselor for the Contra Costa County Probation Department from 2001 to 2009 and for the Fresno County Probation Department from 1999 to 2001. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Ward is registered decline-to-state.

Linn Warren, 59, of Davis, has been appointed director of the California Department of Housing and Community Development. Warren has been a program director at the California Housing Finance Agency since 2010, where he served in multiple positions from 2009 to 2010 and from 1995 to 2006. He was a program advisor at the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency from 2008 to 2009 and a special advisor at the San Jose Department of Housing in 2007. He was vice president at First Nationwide Bank from 1990 to 1995. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $150,112. Warren is a Democrat.

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