Governor Brown Announces Appointments


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

Kevin Kung, 40, of Los Angeles, has been appointed to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Kung has been a teacher at Palisades Charter High School since 2004. He was a teacher at Beverly Hills High School from 2002 to 2004, staff seismic geologist at URS Corporation from 1999 to 2002 and a teacher at Lowell High School from 1999 to 2002. Kung earned a Master of Education degree from San Francisco State University. This position requires Senate confirmation there is no compensation. Kung is a Democrat.

Jerry Powers, 54, of Modesto, has been appointed director of the Division of Adult Parole Operations at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Powers served as chief probation officer at the Los Angeles County Probation Department from 2011 to 2015. He served in several positions at the Stanislaus County Probation Department from 2000 to 2011, including chief probation officer, chief deputy probation officer and juvenile hall superintendent. Powers held several positions at the San Diego County Probation Department from 1985 and 2000, including probation supervisor, senior probation officer, deputy probation officer and assistant deputy probation officer. He was a member of the California Sex Offender Management Board from 2005 to 2015 and the California Council on Criminal Justice from 2005 to 2009. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $155,652. Powers is a Republican.