Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments:
Craig Carter, 55, of Carlsbad, has been reappointed to the State 9-1-1 Advisory Board, where he has served since 2016. Carter has been police chief at the Escondido Police Department since 2013, where he was police captain in 2013 and patrol watch commander and patrol sergeant from 1992 to 2006. He has been an adjunct instructor at Palomar College since 1993. Carter is president of the San Diego Police Chiefs and Sheriffs Association. He is a member of the Alcohol Policy Panel of San Diego and the Palomar College Professional Development Advisory Board. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Carter is a Republican.
Natalie Rubalcava-Garcia, 39, of Anaheim, has been appointed to the 32nd District Agricultural Association, Orange County Fair Board of Directors. Rubalcava-Garcia has been chief operating officer at the Orange County Business Council since 2018, where she was vice president of investor relations from 2016 to 2018. She was associate publisher at the Southern California News Group in 2016 and held several positions at Freedom News Group from 2007 to 2016, including vice president of freedom sales operations and director of sales strategy and senior advertiser marketing and research analyst at the Orange County Register. Rubalcava-Garcia was audience insights analyst at ImpreMedia from 2006 to 2007 and held several positions at the Los Angeles Times, including market and planning research analyst from 2004 to 2006 and advertising operations lead coordinator from 1996 to 2004. She earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of La Verne College of Law. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Rubalcava-Garcia is a Democrat.
Andreas Meyer, 35, of Irvine, has been appointed to the 32nd District Agricultural Association, Orange County Fair Board of Directors. Meyer has been associate general counsel at Chapman University since 2017. He was university counsel in the Office of the General Counsel at the University of Southern California from 2011 to 2017 and an associate at Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher from 2009 to 2011. Meyer is a member of the Orange County Bar Association, Orange County Lavender Bar Association and Equality California. He earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Michigan Law School. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Meyer is a Democrat.