Governor Brown Announces Appointments


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

Richard Rogers, 55, of Roseville, has been appointed chief of the Office of Technology Services at the California Department of Technology, where he has served as deputy director of engineering since 2015. He served in several positions at the California Employment Development Department from 1986 to 2015, including chief of the infrastructure and application services divisions, business applications services supervisor and member of the enterprise architecture team. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $154,380. Rogers is a Democrat.

Chris Masami Myers, 46, of Sacramento, has been appointed chief deputy director at the California Workforce Development Board. Myers has been executive director of the California Democratic Party since 2015, where he was managing director from 2011 to 2015 and research director from 1998 to 2010. He served as a legislative aide in the Office of California State Assemblymember Don Perata from 1997 to 1998. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $132,288. Myers is a Democrat.

Monica R. Martinez, 54, of Tiburon, has been appointed to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Martinez has been senior school strategist at XQ Institute since 2016 and has served as a member of the President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics since 2011, when she was appointed by President Barack Obama. She was an education strategist at Monica Martinez Education Consulting from 2011 to 2016. Martinez held several positions at the KnowledgeWorks Foundation from 2004 to 2010, including president of the New Tech Network, vice president for education strategies and a senior fellow. She was a senior associate at the Institute for Educational Leadership from 2000 to 2004 and a research assistant at the New York University Institute for Education and Social Policy from 1998 to 2000. Martinez was a program associate for the National Center for Urban Partnership at Bronx Community College from 1996 to 1998 and assistant dean at Williams College from 1991 to 1996. She is a member of the Learning Forward Board of Trustees and the Marin Humane Society. Martinez earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in education and a Master of Arts degree in higher education administration from the New York University Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. This position requires Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Martinez is a Democrat.

Emily F. Hinton, 21, of Rohnert Park, has been appointed to the California State University Board of Trustees. Hinton has been a student at Sonoma State University since 2014, where she has been chief executive officer and president of the Sonoma State University Associated Students since 2016. She has been a food server at Olive Garden since 2017. Hinton was an after-school children’s social worker intern at the Committee on the Shelterless from 2015 to 2016. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Hinton is a Democrat.

Cherie Watte Angulo, 50, of El Centro, has been appointed to the 45th District Agricultural Association, California Mid-Winter Fair and Fiesta Board of Directors. Angulo has been executive director at the California Asparagus Commission since 1999. She was director for international trade and manager for the agriculture export program at the California Department of Food and Agriculture from 1997 to 1999, director of national affairs and research at the California Farm Bureau Federation from 1989 to 1997 and a legislative assistant in the Office of Congressman Tony Coelho from 1987 to 1989. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Angulo is a Republican.

Tricia Almiron, 35, of Lake Elsinore, has been reappointed to the 46th District Agricultural Association, Southern California Fair Board of Directors, where she has served since 2015. Almiron has been a legislative representative for the Riverside County Board of Supervisors since 2017 and a co-owner at Backyard Bottleshop and Taproom since 2014. She is a member of the Women in Transportation Inland Empire Chapter board, City of Murrieta Chamber of Commerce and the Temecula Valley Young Professionals. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Almiron is registered without party preference.