Governor Brown Announces Appointments


SACRAMENTO – Governor Jerry Brown today announced the following appointments.

Anna Caballero, 56, of Salinas, has been named Secretary of the State and Consumer Services Agency. She previously served in the California Assembly representing the 28th District. From 2000 to 2006 she was the executive director of Partners for Peace, a non-profit specializing in violence prevention work. Caballero served as mayor of Salinas from 1998 to 2006 and was on the Salinas City Council from 1991 to 1998. She was a partner at Caballero, Matcham and McCarthy from 1995 to 2007 and Caballero, Govea, Matcham and McCarthy from 1982 to 1995. Caballero served as a staff attorney for California Rural Legal Assistance, representing farm workers in consumer matters, from 1979 to 1982. Caballero holds a Juris Doctor from the University of California, Los Angeles and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, San Diego. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $175,000. Caballero is a Democrat.

Mark Ferron, 52, of Mill Valley, has been appointed to the California Public Utilities Commission. Ferron worked as chief operating officer for the Global Markets Division of Deutsche Bank in London from 2001 to 2009, where he had responsibility for all operational activities globally across fixed income, currency, commodity and equity markets. Before joining Deutsche Bank in 1996, Ferron was a vice president at Salomon Brothers from 1994 to 1996, and was a vice president at Bank of America from 1986 to 1994. Currently, he is a senior partner at Silicon Valley Social Ventures and is a board fellow of the New Teacher Center. Ferron holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of Notre Dame and a master’s degree in economics from Stanford University. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $128,109. Ferron is a Democrat.