SACRAMENTO, CA (STL.News) Governor Gavin Newsom announced the following appointments:
Sharon Allen, 51, of Sacramento, has been reappointed Deputy Director of Sales and Marketing at the California State Lottery, where she has served in that position since 2017. Allen was an independent Marketing Consultant in 2016. She was Senior Vice President of Marketing Strategy at NBC Entertainment from 2011 to 2015. Allen held several positions at Showtime Networks Inc. from 1999 to 2011, including Senior Vice President, Vice President, Senior Director, Director and Manager. She was Account Executive at Bates USA Advertising from 1998 to 1999 and Account Manager at Grey Entertainment from 1997 to 1998. Allen was Account Executive at Anderson and Lembke from 1995 to 1997. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $170,940. Allen is a Democrat.
Nicholas Buchen, 48, of Rancho Cordova, has been reappointed Chief Financial Officer at the California State Lottery, where he’s served in that position since 2012. Buchen was Assistant Program Budget Manager at the California Department of Finance from 2008 to 2012. He was Assistant Director of Estimates and Population Development at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation in 2008.