Governor Brown Announces Appointments


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

James Nachbaur, 36, of Washington, D.C., has been appointed assistant director of the Division of Recycling at the California Department of Resources, Recycling and Recovery. Nachbaur has been an energy industry analyst at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission since 2014. He was a science and technology policy fellow in the American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellowship Program at the U.S. Department of Energy from 2012 to 2014, an economist at the California Legislative Analyst’s Office from 2009 to 2012 and a senior consultant for economics and transfer pricing at Ernst and Young LLP from 2008 to 2009. Nachbaur earned Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Arts degrees in economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $136,308. Nachbaur is registered without party preference.

Glen Becerra, 48, of Simi Valley, has been appointed to the California Student Aid Commission, where he served from 1992 to 1993. Becerra has been deputy executive officer of communications at the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority since 2015 and a member of the Simi Valley City Council since 1998. He held several positions at Southern California Edison from 1996 to 2014, including local public affairs chief of staff and senior project manager. Becerra served as a legislative aide in the Office of California State Assemblymember James L. Brulte in 1996 and deputy director of external affairs in the Office of the Governor from 1993 to 1996. Becerra is a member of the California Lutheran University Board of Regents and served as a member of the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars from 2001 to 2010 and the California Council on Criminal Justice from 1999 to 2000. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Becerra is a Republican.