Governor Brown Announces Appointments


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

Jeffrey Mason, 53, of Sacramento, has been appointed chief deputy director at the California Department of Consumer Affairs. Mason has been chief deputy commissioner at the California Bureau of Real Estate since 2013. He was chief of the California Department of Consumer Affairs, Bureau of Security and Investigative Services from 2010 to 2013, manager of education, training and client relations at the Lyle Company from 2006 to 2009 and a project manager at InsWeb from 2005 to 2006. Mason was owner and operator of a personal chef service at Jump Shots Coffee from 2003 to 2005, manager of the New Products and Technology Implementation Team at AT&T Wireless Services from 1996 to 2003 and a legislative assistant in the Office of California State Assemblymember Denise Ducheny from 1994 to 1995. He was a legislative advocate at Rees Associates from 1992 to 1994 and served as a legislative clerk in the Office of the California State Assembly Chief Clerk from 1990 to 1992. Mason served as a hospital corpsman in the U.S. Navy from 1981 to 1987. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $132,528. Mason is a Democrat.

Ed Perez Reyes, 57, of Los Angeles, has been appointed to the Los Angeles Designated Local Authority. He has been a land use consultant at Ed P. Reyes and Associates since 2015. Reyes held several positions at the Los Angeles City Council from 1988 to 2013, including city council member, chief of staff for District 1 and chair of the Planning and Land Use Management Committee. He was resource development director at the Spanish Speaking Unity Council from 1985 to 1987. Reyes is a member of the Los Angeles County Parks and Recreation Commission. He earned a Master of Public Policy degree in urban planning from the University of California, Los Angeles. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Reyes is a Democrat.

Nancy Atkinson, 71, of Woodside, has been appointed to the 1a District Agricultural Association, Grand National Rodeo, Cow Palace Fair Board of Directors. Atkinson has been owner at Portola Farms Inc. since 1987. She is a member of Horse Park at Woodside, San Mateo County Horsemen’s Association, Livestock and the Equestrian Heritage Committee and past chair of the Woodside Livestock Committee. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Atkinson is a Democrat.