Friday, June 2, 2017

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Governor Brown Announces Appointments to the Regents


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

Maria Anguiano, 38, of Riverside, has been appointed to the University of California Board of Regents. Anguiano has been chief financial officer at Minerva Project Inc. since 2017. She served as a vice chancellor of planning and budget for the University of California, Riverside from 2014 to 2017 and as chief of staff and director of strategic initiatives at the University of California, Office of the President from 2009 to 2014. Anguiano was an assistant vice president at Barclays Capital from 2006 to 2009 and a senior accountant at Deloitte from 2001 to 2004. Anguiano is treasurer of the Impact Fund Board of Directors and a member of the James Irvine Foundation Board of Directors. She earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. This position requires Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Anguiano is a Democrat.

Howard “Peter” Guber, 75, of Los Angeles, has been appointed to the University of California Board of Regents. Guber has been chairman and chief executive officer at Mandalay Entertainment Group since 1995. He was chairman and chief executive officer at Sony Pictures Entertainment from 1989 to 1995, co-owner at Guber Peters Entertainment Company Incorporated from 1979 to 1983 and co-founder at Casablanca Records and Filmworks from 1975 to 1979. Guber was studio chief at Columbia Pictures from 1968 to 1975. He is a member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and the Academy of   Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Guber earned Master of Laws and Juris Doctor degrees from the New York University School of Law. This position requires Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Guber is registered without party preference.

Lark Park, 47, of Sacramento, has been appointed to the University of California Board of Regents. Park has been senior advisor to the Governor for policy in the Office of Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. since 2015, where she served as a deputy legislative affairs secretary from 2011 to 2015. She was a consultant to the California State Senate’s Committee on Human Services from 2009 to 2011 and to the Committee on Health from 2005 to 2009. Park served as a legislative aide and consultant to State Senator Gloria Romero in 2005 and as legislative aide and press secretary to State Assemblymember Joe Simitian from 2002 to 2005. She was a staff writer at the Industry Standard from 2000 to 2001, editor of equity research at W.R. Hambrecht and Co. in 2000 and a staff reporter at  Technologic Partners from 1998 to 2000. Park was a consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton from 1995 to 1997 and served as a writer at the White House from 1994 to 1995. She earned a Master of Arts degree in English and American literature from Georgetown University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Berkeley. This position requires Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Park is a Democrat.

Ellen Tauscher, 65, of San Francisco, has been appointed to the University of California Board of Regents. Tauscher has been a strategic advisor at Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell and Berkowitz, PC since 2012. She served as undersecretary of state for arms control and international security affairs at the U.S. Department of State from 2009 to 2012 and as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1997 to 2009. She is chair of the Governor's Military Council* and the eHealth, Inc. Board of Directors. She is also a member of the Edison International Board of Directors and SeaWorld Board of Directors. This position requires Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Tauscher is a Democrat.

*"Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. established the Governor's Military Council and appointed former Congresswoman and Under Secretary of State Ellen Tauscher as chair. The Governor's Military Council works to protect California's military installations and operations amid ongoing United States Department of Defense budget cuts, and leverage changes in federal military strategy to position the state to continue innovation and leadership in its military mission." Source:

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