Governor Brown Announces Appointment


SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointment.

Juliann Sum, 58, of Berkeley, has been appointed chief of the California Department of Industrial Relations Division of Occupational Safety and Health, where she has served as acting chief since 2013. Sum served as special advisor to the director at the California Department of Industrial Relations from 2012 to 2013 and held several positions at the University of California, Berkeley from 1994 to 2012, including project director at the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment and attorney and industrial hygienist at the Labor Occupational Health Program. She was an associate attorney at the Environmental Law Foundation from 1994 to 1995, a litigation associate at Carroll, Burdick and McDonough LLP from 1991 to 1994 and an industrial hygienist and business representative for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1245 from 1979 to 1986. Sum earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law and a Master of Science degree in environmental health sciences from the Harvard University School of Public Health. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $139,092. Sum is a Democrat.