SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments. First, Thomas Barry, 47, of San Francisco, has been appointed to the State Mining and Geology Board. Barry has been a senior geologist at Shaw Environmental and Infrastructure Group since 1997. He was a geophysicist at JR Associates from 1996 to 1997, a project manager and geologist for Ogden Environmental and Energy Services Inc. from 1995 to 1996, an environmental planner and geologist for Pacific Basin Environmental Consultants Inc. from 1994 to 1995 and a geophysicist and utility surveyor for JR Associates from 1990 to 1994. Barry is a member of the Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists and the Northern California Geological Society. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Barry is registered decline-to-state.
Jelisaveta Gavric, 39, of Sacramento, has been appointed to the State Mining and Geology Board. Gavric has been a legislative advocate at the California Association of Realtors since 2005. She was a senior geologist at Schlumberger Water Services from 2004 to 2005 and an engineering geologist for the California Department of Water Resources 2000 to 2004. Gavric was a hazardous substances engineering geologist for the California Department of Toxic Substances Control from 1999 to 2000 and a geologist for Jacobs Engineering from 1997 to 1999. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Gavric is registered decline-to-state.
Ron Hughes, 55, of Gold River, has been appointed director of the Office of Technology Services at the California Technology Agency. Hughes has been president of the California Data Center Design Group since 2002. He was the director of data center design at Telegis Networks from 2000 to 2002. Hughes served in multiple positions at the Stephen P. Teale Data Center from 1990 to 1999. He worked at the California State Controller’s Office from 1980 to 1990 in multiple positions, including staff services manager. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $129,000. Hughes is registered decline-to-state.
Dan Reding, 51, of Vacaville, has been appointed to the State Mining and Geology Board. Reding has been financial secretary for operating engineers for the Local Union 3 since 2009. He has served in various roles with the Operating Engineers Local Union 3, including treasurer from 2006 to 2009, district representative from 2005 to 2006 and business representative from 2003 to 2005. Reding was a member of the Local Union 3 working underground for Cal Smith & Sons from 1984 to 1985. Reding is a member of the Operation Engineers Local Union 3 Trust Funds, Crane Owners Trust Fund and International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Reding is a Democrat.
Michele Steeb, 43, of Gold River, has been appointed to the Prison Industry Board of Directors. Steeb has been chief executive officer for the St. John’s Shelter for Women and Children since 2007. Steeb served as vice president of public affairs at the California Chamber of Commerce from 2003 to 2007. She was chief executive officer at IBT Financial from 1997 to 2001 and political affairs manager for Congressman Tom Campbell from 1993 to 1996. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Steeb is a Republican.