Joe Desmond, 41, of Pleasanton, has been appointed chairman of the Energy Commission. For the past year, he has served as deputy secretary for energy at the Resources Agency. Prior to that, he was president and chief executive officer of Infotility, Inc., an energy consulting and software development firm for four years. From 1997 to 2000, Desmond was president and chief executive officer of Electronic Lighting, Inc., a manufacturer of controllable lighting systems and from 1991 to 1997 he was with Parke Industries, where he served as vice president. Desmond was marketing and demand planning administrator for Taunton Municipal Lighting Plant, a publicly owned utility, from 1987 to 1991. He also served as co-chair of the Silicon Valley Manufacturing Group's Energy Committee from 2001 to 2004 and as a board member of the National Association of Energy Service Companies. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $117,818. Desmond is a Republican.
Dr. Barbara Gothard, 67, of Los Angeles, has been appointed to the Community Colleges Board of Governors. She is vice president and general manager of The Jackie Robinson Foundation - Los Angeles. She formerly served as senior counselor to Hill and Knowlton's Corporate Social Responsibility and Corporate Sustainable Development groups. Previously, Gothard was director of public affairs for the Middle East and African Region and later global leader of external affairs for The Dow Chemical Company. From 1983 to 1989 she managed the Public Affairs and Corporate Social Responsibility departments for Burger King Corporation. Gothard began her career as a teacher and secondary school principal. She has also served as a lecturer and adjunct professor at the Anderson School of Management at the University of California, Los Angeles and at the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Gothard is a Republican.
Dr. Deborah Malumed, 49, of Long Beach, has been appointed to the Community Colleges Board of Governors. She has served as a physician in family practice with the Southern California Permanente Medical Group and The Permanente Group in Sacramento since 2000. From 1984 to 2000 she practiced medicine with the Harriman Jones Medical Group. Malumed is a member of many professional organizations including the American Academy of Family Physicians, the California Medical Association and the Los Angeles County Medical Association. She is also active in the community, serving as a volunteer clinical instructor for the Family Medicine Residency at the Long Beach Memorial Medical Center and as a member of the Yellow Fox Foundation Board. She has also served as president and board member of the Sexual Assault Crisis Agency of Long Beach and on the Long Beach Cares Board. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Malumed is a Democrat.
Lou Monville, 33, of Riverside, has been appointed to the Community Colleges Board of Governors. He has served as vice president of O'Reilly Public Relations since 2003. Prior to that, he was the firm's director of public affairs. From 1998 to 2001 he was director of public affairs for Stoorza Communications. His experience also includes two years as director of the Inland Empire Office of the Governor from 1996 to 1998. Monville is active in many community organizations including the California State University, San Bernardino Advisory Board, chairman of the Greater Riverside Chamber of Commerce and as a member of the California Inland Empire Council Boy Scouts of America Executive Board. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Monville is a Republican.
Kim Strange, 47, of El Dorado, has been appointed chief of the Division of Codes and Standards for the Department of Housing and Community Development. She has served within the Division since 1992, most recently as acting deputy director. Throughout her tenure, she has handled services such as registration, titling, manufactured housing, occupational licensing, mobile home ombudsman and state housing law. Strange began her career in the Department of Motor Vehicles, where she served for 14 years. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $81,420. Strange is a Republican.
Scott Tarde, 27, of Chula Vista, has been appointed skilled nursing facility administrator for the California Veterans Home at Chula Vista. Since 2002, he has served as the licensed nursing home administrator for Parkside Special Care Center. In this capacity, he managed seven department heads, 65 employees and a budget of over $2.2 million. Previously, he served as the social services director at Somerset Special Care Center for three years. Tarde's experience also includes several years as an emergency medical technician and medication aide. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $89,520. Tarde is a Republican.