SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Friday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, André Schoorl, 56, of Sacramento, has been appointed senior advisor at the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency. Schoorl has been deputy director at the California State Assembly Speaker’s Office of Member Services since 2009.
Schoorl was director of the California State Speaker’s Office of Member Services, Los Angeles Office from 2003 to 2008, a principal consultant for California State Senate President pro Tempore John Burton from 2000 to 2002 and chief of staff for California State Senator Richard Alarcón in 1999. Schoorl was a consultant for the California State Senate Majority Caucus from 1994 to 1998, for the California State Senate Office of International Relations from 1992 to 1993, for the California State Senate Office of Demographics from 1991 to 1992 and for California State Senate President pro Tempore David Roberti from 1985 to 1990.
Schoorl was a research assistant for the California State Senate Select Committee on Small Business Enterprises in 1984 and an assistant for the California State Senate Special Services in 1983. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $145,008. Schoorl is a Democrat.
Richard Wade, 60, of Pollock Pines, has been reappointed to the California State Board of Forestry and Fire Protection, where he has served since 2011. Wade has held multiple positions at Sierra Pacific Industries since 1995, including district manager and district forester. He was a forester at the Cal Oak Lumber Company from 1983 to 1995 and at James Nicklos and Associates from 1980 to 1983. Wade was a harvest inspector for the U.S. Forest Service from 1979 to 1980 and a forester at Western Timber Services Inc. from 1978 to 1979.
Wade is treasurer on the Forestry Educators Inc. Board of Directors. Wade is a member of the El Dorado County Resource Advisory Committee, the Amador-El Dorado Forest Forum, California Licensed Foresters Association, the Society of American Foresters and the California Native Plant Society. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Wade is a Democrat.
Patrick Henning, 41, of West Sacramento, has been appointed director of the California Employment Development Department. Henning has been chief deputy appointments secretary in the Office of Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. since 2011. He was a legislative advocate for the California State Council of Laborers from 2004 to 2011, assistant secretary for legislation and intergovernmental affairs at the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency from 2003 to 2004 and deputy director for legislation at the California Department of Industrial Relations from 2000 to 2003. Henning was congressional liaison and special advisor to the President in the Executive Office of President William J. Clinton, Office of Presidential Personnel from 1999 to 2000, a legislative assistant in the Office of Congressman Vic Fazio from 1996 to 1999 and a legislative intern for California State Assemblymember Hilda Solis from 1994 to 1995.
Henning has been a member of the West Sacramento Economic Development Advisory Commission since 2004. Henning was a member of the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission from 2005 to 2011, a member of the California Career Technical Education Standards and Framework Advisory Group in 2003 and a member of the California State Assembly Speaker’s Commission on Labor Education from 2001 to 2010. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $150,112. Henning is a Democrat.