Governor Brown Announces Appointments


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

Matina Kolokotronis, 50, of Sacramento, has been appointed to the California Citizens Compensation Commission. Kolokotronis has been president of business operations for the Sacramento Kings since 2010 and director of the Sacramento Kings Foundation since 2004, where she was a legal consultant from 1996 to 2010. She was an associate at Miller, Owen and Trost from 1996 to 2004. Kolokotronis earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Kolokotronis is a Democrat.

Glenn Kawaguchi, 50, of Newbury Park, has been reappointed to the California Board of Optometry, where he has served since 2012. Kawaguchi has been a managing optometrist at Eyexam of California since 2011. He was an eye care director at Sears Optical from 2006 to 2011 and a regional optometric practices manager at Eyexam of California from 2000 to 2006, where he was a managing optometrist from 1993 to 2000. Kawaguchi was an associate optometrist at the Office of David Sherman, O.D. from 1992 to 1993. He earned a Doctor of Optometry degree from the Marshall B. Ketchum University, Southern California College of Optometry. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Kawaguchi is registered without party preference.

Tricia Almiron, 33, of Lake Elsinore, has been appointed to the 46th District Agricultural Association, Southern California Fair Board of Directors. Almiron has been co-owner at Backyard Bottleshop and Taproom since 2014 and a management analyst at San Bernardino Associated Governments since 2006. She is a member of the Women in Transportation Inland Empire Chapter board and the City of Murrieta Chamber of Commerce. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Almiron is a registered without party preference.