Governor Brown Announces Appointments


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

Mike Vizzier, 65, of Coronado, has been appointed to the California Department of Toxic Substances Control Independent Review Panel. Vizzier was chief of the San Diego County Department of Environmental Health’s Hazardous Materials Division from 2007 to 2015, where he was a hazardous materials inspector from 1995 to 2007. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1972 to 1992. Vizzier earned a Master of Science degree in systems management from the University of Southern California. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Vizzier is a Democrat.

Fred A. Rowley, Jr., 44, of South Pasadena, has been reappointed to the California Commission on Uniform State Laws, where he has served since 2014. Rowley has been an adjunct professor of law at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law since 2014 and a litigation partner at Munger, Tolles and Olson LLP since 2008. He served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Central District of California Criminal Appeals Section from 2002 to 2006 and was a law clerk for the Honorable David F. Levi at the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California from 1998 to 1999 and for the Honorable James R. Browning at the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit from 1997 to 1998. Rowley was a research assistant for Professor Arthur R. Miller at Harvard Law School from 1995 to 1997. He is former president of the Federal Bar Association, Los Angeles Chapter and served as co-chair of the Central District of California Lawyer Representatives to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference in 2013. Rowley is an adviser to the Restatement Fourth of the Foreign Relations Law of the United States and a member of the Center for Asian Americans United for Self Empowerment Board of Directors, Foothill Family Service Board of Directors, California Academy of Appellate Lawyers, Chancery Club of Los Angeles and the American Law Institute. Rowley earned a Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Rowley is a Democrat.