SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments.
Ronna Brand, 63, of Beverly Hills, has been appointed to the Structural Pest Control Board. She is the founder and owner of Brand Realty. Brand has been state director for the California Association of Realtors since 2006. She was president of Beverly Hills Greater Los Angeles Association of Realtors in 2007 and was founder and owner of Bicoastal Connections from 1980 to 1984. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Brand is a Democrat.
Cesar Diaz, 35, of Sacramento, has been appointed to the State Allocation Board. Diaz has served as legislative director for the State Building and Construction Trades Council of California since 2010, where he served as deputy legislative director from 2006 to 2010. He was a policy consultant and senior advisor for Lieutenant Governor Cruz Bustamante from 2002 to 2006. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Diaz is a Democrat.
Naresh Duggal, 51, of San Jose, has been appointed to the Structural Pest Control Board. He has been a manager in the integrated pest management unit for Santa Clara County since 2002. Duggal was a quality assurance manager for the commercial division of Orkin Exterminating Inc. from 1999 to 2002. He served in multiple positions at Prism Professional Integrated Sanitation Management from 1994 to 1999, including technical support, quality assurance manager and staff entomologist. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Duggal is registered decline-to-state.
Mike Duran, 70, of Indio, has been appointed to the Structural Pest Control Board. He has been president of Duran’s Termite and Pest Control Inc. since 1977. He has been a member and trustee for Valley Sanitary District of Indio since 2003. Duran was a member and trustee of the Mosquito and Vector Control and Sanitary District in Coachella Valley from 2004 to 2008. He established the Pest Control Operators, Palm Springs chapter and served as president from 2001 to 2004. Duran served as a reserve police officer in the City of Indio from 1964 to 1967. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Duran is a Democrat.
Zephyr Tate-Mann, 65, of Claremont, has been appointed to the California Earthquake Authority. Tate-Mann has been chief executive officer and legal specialist for ABM Construction and Investment Inc. since 1990. She was a career center and work experience coordinator for the Pomona Unified School District from 1972 to 2003 and served as a law clerk for attorney Julian Ducre from 1989 to 1990. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Tate-Mann is a Democrat.