SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments:
Eric Swanson, 46, of Carmichael, has been appointed deputy director of fiscal services at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, where he has been associate director of budget management since 2016. Swanson was deputy director of budget at the California Assembly Republican Caucus from 2010 to 2016, where he was a fiscal consultant from 2008 to 2010. He was principal program budget analyst at the California Department of Finance from 2006 to 2008, where he was a finance budget analyst from 2001 to 2003. Swanson was a fiscal consultant at the California Senate Republican Caucus from 2004 to 2006 and a business analyst at Foster Farms from 2000 to 2001. He earned a Master of Business Administration degree in finance from the University of California, Davis. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $157,476. Swanson is registered without party preference.
Pablo Garza, 44, of Sacramento, has been appointed to the State Mining and Geology Board. Garza has been California director of ecosystems at the Environmental Defense Fund since 2017. He was associate director of state policy and external affairs at the Nature Conservancy from 2011 to 2016, where he was external affairs manager from 2008 to 2010. Garza was a legislative assistant in the Office of California State Senator Dean Florez from 2007 to 2008, associate consultant at the California State Assembly Committee on Business and Professions from 2005 to 2007 and a legislative assistant in the Office of California State Assemblymember Lou Correa from 2003 to 2004. Garza earned a Master of Arts degree in Latin American studies from the University of California, Los Angeles. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Garza is a Democrat.