SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments. First: Darius Assemi, 51, of Fresno, has been appointed to the California Transportation Commission, where he has served since 2009.
Assemi has been the president of Granville Homes since 2009 and was vice president from 1983 to 2009. He is chairman of the board of directors for the American Medical Overseas Relief Organization. Assemi is a member of the board of directors for the Building Industry Association of Fresno and Madera Counties and for the California Building Industry Association. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Assemi is a Republican.
Lucy Dunn, 59, of Coto de Caza, has been appointed to the California Transportation Commission, where she has served since 2008. Dunn has been the president and chief executive officer of the Orange County Business Council since 2005 and was director at the California Department of Housing and Community Development from 2004 to 2005. She was senior vice president at Hearthside Homes Inc. from 1990 to 2004, senior vice president at Signal Landmark from 1987 to 1990 and principal at the Law Offices of Lucetta Dunn from 1981 to 1987. Dunn sits on the board of directors for the Lennar Charitable Housing Foundation and the Association of California Cities-Orange County. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Dunn is a Republican.
James Waring, 64, of La Jolla, has been appointed to the California Transportation Commission. Waring has been chief executive officer of CleanTECH San Diego since 2011 and chairman since 2007. He was deputy chief operating officer for land use and economic development for the City of San Diego from 2006 to 2007. Waring was an attorney at Ross Dixon and Bell LLP from 1982 to 2006 and has been a partner at FI Financial LLC since 1988. Waring has been a member of the Dean’s Advisory Board at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice at the University of San Diego since 2010 and a member of the San Diego Housing Commission since 2007. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Waring is a Democrat.