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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Contact: Governor's Press Office

Monday, December 18, 2017 (916) 445-4571

Governor Brown Announces Appointments

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

 

Jessica Arden, 35, of Woodland Hills, has been appointed to the California Underground Facilities Safe Excavation Board. Arden has been city engineer for the City of Westlake Village since 2017 and was deputy city engineer from 2016 to 2017, serving in these positions on contract with Willdan Engineering. She served in several positions for the City of Santa Monica from 2009 to 2016, including water resources engineer and associate engineer. Arden was a senior design engineer at Willdan Engineering from 2005 to 2008. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Arden is a Democrat.

 

Vincent Bernacchi, 67, of Davis, has been appointed to the California Underground Facilities Safe Excavation Board. Bernacchi has been president at Schetter Electric Inc. since 2006, where he has held several positions since 1976, including vice president, project manager, estimator, foreman electrician, journeyman electrician and apprentice electrician. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Bernacchi is a Republican.

 

Ron Bianchini, 56, of Knightsen, has been appointed to the California Underground Facilities Safe Excavation Board. Bianchini has been chief operations officer at Preston Pipelines Inc. since 2011, where he was area manager from 2009 to 2011. He was president and chief executive officer at Delta Excavating Inc. from 1989 to 2009, vice president at Tri Valley Excavation Inc. from 1986 to 1989 and co-founder at B&P Excavating Inc. from 1979 to 1985. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Bianchini is a Republican.

 

Marjorie Del Toro, 51, of Foothill Ranch, has been appointed to the California Underground Facilities Safe Excavation Board. Del Toro has been founder and president at EHS International Inc. since 2010. She was founder and chief executive officer at Joshua Casey Business Solutions LLC from 1997 to 2010. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Del Toro is a Republican.

 

William Johns, 61, of Huntington Beach, has been appointed to the California Underground Facilities Safe Excavation Board. Johns has been vice president at Utility Coordinating Inc. since 2014. He was principal project manager at SPEC Services Inc. from 1990 to 2014, vice president of the Civil Department at International Consulting Engineers from 1988 to 1989 and a terminal engineer at Kinder Morgan in 1987. Johns was a public works engineer for the U.S. Navy from 1985 to 1987 and was a construction field engineer at Dillingham Construction from 1984 to 1985 and at Healy Tibbitts from 1980 to 1983. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Johns is registered without party preference.

 

Marshall Johnson, 60, of Inglewood, has been appointed to the California Underground Facilities Safe Excavation Board. Johnson has been area manager of network process, quality compliance and damage prevention at AT&T since 2000. He held several positions at Pacific Bell from 1979 to 2000, including area sales manager, area development manager, marketing center manager, revenue advisor and account executive. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Johnson is a Democrat.

 

Carl Voss, 59, of Bakersfield, has been appointed to the California Underground Facilities Safe Excavation Board. Voss has been land manager at Grimmway Enterprises Inc. since 1995. He was grower relations representative at Mike Yurosek and Son Inc. from 1989 to 1995 and assistant plant manager at Dole Fresh Fruit Company from 1986 to 1988. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Voss is a Republican.

 

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Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.
State Capitol Building
Sacramento, CA 95814


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