Press Release

Governor's Seal
OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR


A02:309
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
12/31/2002


GOVERNOR DAVIS REAPPOINTS MEMBER
TO THE STATE ENERGY RESOURCES CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION
12/31/2002

SACRAMENTO -- Governor Gray Davis today announced the reappointment of John L. Geesman as a member of the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission.

Mr. Geesman, 51, of Orinda, has served as a member of the Energy Commission since his appointment by Governor Davis in July 2002. He has over 25 years of experience in law and energy policy. He served on the Independent System Operator Governing Board, which works to ensure fair and impartial access to the transmission system for all generators, while maintaining reliable operation. Mr. Geesman also served as a member and Chair of the Managed Risk Medical Insurance Board, Chair of the Board of Governors of the California Power Exchange and is former President of the Board of Directors for The Utility Reform Network (TURN), a utility ratepayer advocacy group. He is currently the Managing Director of Fixed Income Banking for RBC Dain Rauscher Incorporated in San Francisco, a position he has held since 1985. Mr. Geesman served as Executive Director of the California Energy Commission from 1979 to 1983. He is certified by the National Association of Security Dealers, and is a member of the Sierra Club. Mr. Geesman earned a bachelor of arts degree from Yale University, and a juris doctorate degree from Boalt Hall, University of California, Berkeley.

The California Energy Resources and Development Commission is the State's primary energy policy and planning agency, charged with ensuring a reliable and affordable energy supply. The Commission's role includes overseeing funding programs that support public interest energy research; advancing energy science and technology through research, development and demonstration; and providing market support to existing, new and emerging renewable technologies. Members receive a salary of $114,191. This position requires Senate confirmation.

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