Governor Brown Announces Appointments


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

Bill Bartling, 61, of Bakersfield, has been appointed area district deputy in the Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources at the California Department of Conservation. Bartling has been president at Aspectus Energy Consulting since 2015, where he was president from 2005 to 2008. He was general manager at OptaSense Borehole Imaging Services from 2014 to 2015, president and chief executive officer at SR2020 Inc. from 2008 to 2014 and founder and chief technology officer at Ambrose Oil and Gas from 2007 to 2010. Bartling was senior director of market strategy at Silicon Graphics Inc. from 2000 to 2005, manager of technical computing at the Occidental Petroleum Corporation from 1998 to 2000 and senior vice president of software engineering at CogniSeis Development from 1996 to 1998. He held several positions at the Chevron Corporation from 1981 to 1996, including supervisor for exploration, supervisor for production and research, geologist and geophysicist. Bartling earned a Master of Science degree in geology from San Diego State University. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $180,000. Bartling is a Republican.

Louise McGuinness, 78, of Oakland, has been appointed to the California Arts Council. McGuinness has been owner at These Hands since 1972. She is a member of the Oakland Museum of California Women’s Board. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. McGuinness is a Democrat.