California Governor Newsom Announces Seven Appointments

California Governor Newsom Announces Seven Appointments

SACRAMENTO, CA (STL.News) Governor Gavin Newsom announced the following appointments:

Anna Ferrera, 59, of Sacramento, has been appointed Assistant Executive Director for Governmental and International Affairs at the California Energy Commission.  Ferrera has been Deputy Secretary for Legislative Affairs and External Partnerships at the California Environmental Protection Agency since 2019.  She held multiple positions at Murdoch Walrath and Holmes, including Partner from 2017 to 2019 and Legislative Advocate from 2005 to 2017.  Ferrera was Executive Director of the School Energy Coalition from 2011 to 2017.  She was Policy and Legislative Director in the Office of Senator Denise Moreno Ducheny from 2003 to 2005, Consultant at the Senate Office of Research from 2000 to 2003 and Consultant at the Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities and Communications in 2000.  Ferrera served as a Senior Advisor in the U.S. Department of Energy from 1995 to1999.  She earned a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Southern California.  This position does not require Senate confirmation and compensation is $155,256.  Ferrera is a Democrat.

Anamarie Avila Farias, 47, of Martinez, has been reappointed to the California Housing Finance Agency Board of Directors, where she has served since 2015. 

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