SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Friday this week, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Richard C. Blum, 78, of San Francisco, has been appointed to the University of California Board of Regents effective March 2, 2014, where he has served since 2002 and was chair from 2007 to 2009. Blum founded Blum Capital Partners L.P. in 1975 and serves as chairman and president.
He has been chairman of the CB Richard Ellis Group Inc. Board of Directors since 2001. Blum has been a member of the University of California, Berkeley Haas School of Business Advisory Board since 1984 and was chair from 2012 to 2013. He is a member of the Federal Reserve Bank Economic Advisory Council and the National Democratic Institute’s Board of Directors and an appointee to the President’s Global Development Council. Blum is a founding member of National Geographic’s International Council of Advisors and founder of the American Himalayan Foundation and the Blum Center for Developing Economies at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the Honorary Consul of Nepal and a member of the board of trustees at the Brookings Institution, the California Academy of Sciences, the Carter Center, the Glide Foundation, the Wilderness Society and Central European University. Blum earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of California, Berkeley. This position requires Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Blum is a Democrat.
Monica Lozano, 57, of Los Angeles, has been appointed to the University of California Board of Regents effective March 2, 2014, where she served from 2001 to 2013. Lozano has held multiple positions at ImpreMedia LLC since 2004, including chief executive officer, chair of the board and senior vice president of newspapers. She has held multiple positions at La Opinion L.P. since 1985, including owner, chief executive officer and publisher. She was a member of the California State Board of Education from 1998 to 2001. Lozano is a director at the Bank of America Corporation, the Walt Disney Company, the Rockefeller Foundation and the Weingart Foundation. This position requires Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Lozano is a Democrat.
Norman Pattiz, 70, of Beverly Hills, has been appointed to the University of California Board of Regents effective March 2, 2014, where he has served since 2001. Pattiz has been chief executive officer of Courtside Entertainment Group since 2011. He held multiple positions at Westwood One from 1976 to 2010, including founder and chairman. Pattiz was an appointee to the Broadcasting Board of Governors of the United States of America from 2000 to 2006. He is a member of the Council of Foreign Relations and the Pacific Council on International Relations. This position requires Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Pattiz is a Democrat.
Richard Sherman, 61, of Pacific Palisades, has been appointed to the University of California Board of Regents. Sherman has been chief executive officer at the David Geffen Company since 1992. He was a partner at Breslauer Jacobson Rutman and Sherman from 1977 to 1992 and a senior accountant at Peat Marwick and Mitchell from 1973 to 1977. Sherman is a member of the Aviva Family and Children’s Services Board of Directors, the Geffen Playhouse Board of Directors and the David Geffen Foundation Board of Directors. He was a member of the Dreamworks Animation SKG Inc. Board of Directors from 2008 to 2013. Sherman earned a Master of Business Taxation degree from the University of Southern California. This position requires Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Sherman is a Democrat.