For Immediate Release: Friday, June 9, 2006
Contact: Margita Thompson, Rob McAndrews - 916-445-4571
Governor Schwarzenegger Announces Appointments
Governor Schwarzenegger today announced the following appointments:
Jeffrey Byron, 53, of Los Altos, has been appointed to the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission. He has served as president of Byron Consulting Group, developing strategic energy solutions for mid to large-sized firms since 2002. Byron is currently managing, on behalf of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group and Sustainable Silicon Valley, an energy efficiency program to reduce energy use and carbon emissions among businesses and other organizations within the Silicon Valley. Previously, he was the director of business development for Enerwise Global Technologies from 2001 to 2002 and Calpine C*Power from 2000 to 2001. Byron was also energy director for the Oracle Corporation from 1996 to 2000 and the founder and chief technical officer for Bright Line Energy from 1995 to 1996. Prior to that, he served at the Electrical Power Research Institute from 1985 to 1995 in a variety of capacities, including commercialization director and executive technical advisor. Byron currently serves as co-chair of the Silicon Valley Leadership Council's Energy Committee and is a former member of the Energy Commission's PIER Electrical Distribution Advisory Committee. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $114,191. Byron is a Democrat.
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Jackalyne Pfannenstiel, 58, of Piedmont, has been appointed chair of the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission. She has served as a member of the Energy Commission since 2004. Pfannenstiel has been an energy policy and strategy advisor for energy developers and public agencies since 2001. She was previously with PG&E Corporation from 1980 to 2000 where she served as vice president for strategic initiatives, vice president for planning and manager for rates and regulation. Pfannenstiel was senior economist for the California Public Utilities Commission from 1978 to 1980 and an economist for the Connecticut Public Utilities Commission from 1975 to 1978. She is a trustee for Clark University, MA. The compensation for this position is $117,818. Pfannenstiel is a Democrat.
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