SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments.
Armando Botello, 63, of Sacramento, has been appointed deputy director of communications at the California Department of Motor Vehicles, where he has served as acting deputy director of public affairs since 2012 and was information officer II from 2001 to 2012. He was co-host of La Opinión and Univision’s Voz y Voto from 1999 to 2001, state capitol correspondent at La Opinión from 1996 to 2001, director of the Sacramento Blood Source Center’s Latino Bone Marrow Recruitment Program from 1993 to 1997, news and public affairs director at KRCX-FM from 1976 to 1997 and executive producer and communications director at Sacramento Concilio from 1976 to 1989. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $105,000. Botello is a Democrat.
Barbara Lee, 50, of Petaluma, has been appointed director of the California Department of Toxic Substances Control. Lee has served as air pollution control officer at the Northern Sonoma County Air Pollution Control District since 1996, where she was supervising air quality engineer from 1994 to 1996. She served as an air quality engineer at the Bay Area Air Quality Management District from 1990 to 1994. Lee is co-chair of the National Association of Clean Air Agencies Monitoring Committee and has been a member of the California Air Pollution Control Officers Association Board since 1995, where she served as president in 2000, 2005 and 2008. She served as co-chair of the California Environmental Protection Agency Environmental Justice Advisory Committee from 2005 to 2007, where she was a member from 2001 to 2007. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $170,652. Lee is registered without party preference.
Alice Scott, 60, of Sacramento, has been appointed deputy director of external affairs at the California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank. Scott has served as public affairs director at the California State Treasurer’s Office since 2004. She served as deputy director of consumer relations and outreach at the California Department of Consumer Affairs from 2001 to 2004, was owner and president of Alice Scott Media Consultants from 1995 to 2001 and a reporter, producer and anchor at KCRA-TV Sacramento from 1980 to 1998. She is a founding board member of the Sacramento Area Women’s Chamber of Commerce. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $115,008. Scott is a Democrat.
Ricardo Sanchez, 49, of Hollister, has been appointed to the California State Board of Pharmacy. Sanchez has been an investigator at the California Department of Motor Vehicles since 1989 and was an officer for the California State Police from 1988 to 1989. He is a member of the San Benito Masonic Lodge. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100.00 per diem. Sanchez is a Democrat.