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Jennifer "Jaime Coffee" Newman, of West Sacramento, has been appointed Deputy Commissioner for Communications at the California Highway Patrol. Newman has been Communications and Outreach Manager for the Southern California Region at the California High-Speed Rail Authority since 2022. She served in several positions at the California Highway Patrol from 2005 to 2022, including Information Officer II and Information Officer I. She has been a Public Address Announcer since 2001 for numerous organizations, including the NCAA, PAC-12 Conference, Sacramento Republic FC, California State University, Sacramento, and the Sacramento Monarchs. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from California State University, Fresno. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $144,996. Newman is registered without party preference.
Tara Lynch, of Sacramento, has been reappointed Chief Counsel at the California Department of Parks and Recreation, where she has served since 2013. Lynch was Acting Chief Counsel at the California Department of Parks and Recreation from 2008 to 2013, where she was Senior Staff Counsel from 2006 to 2013 and Staff Counsel from 1999 to 2006. She was an Associate at Ellison and Schneider, Attorneys at Law from 1998 to 1999. Lynch earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $182,556. Lynch is a Democrat.
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Sedrick Mitchell, of Sacramento, has been reappointed Deputy Director of External Affairs at the California Department of Parks and Recreation, where he has served since 1999. Mitchell was District Director in the Office of Senator Patrick Johnston from 1996 to 1999. He was Senior Consultant for the California State Senate Appropriations Committee from 1994 to 1996. Mitchell was a Field Representative for the Office of State Assemblymember Patrick Johnston from 1985 to 1991. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $149,004. Mitchell is a Democrat.
Julianne Polanco, of Mill Valley, has been reappointed State Historic Preservation Officer at the California Department of Parks and Recreation, where she has served since 2015. Polanco served as Chair and Historian at the State Historical Resources Commission from 2005 to 2015. She was Director of Cultural Resources at Lend Lease Americas from 2006 to 2015. Polanco was Senior Preservation Specialist with The Presidio Trust from 1999 to 2006. She was Assistant to the Vice President for Programs at World Monuments Fund from1998 to 1999. Polanco was an Advisor to the Chairman of the Waste Management Board at the California Environmental Protection Agency from 1994 to 1996 and a Special Assistant there from 1996 to 1997. She was a District Representative for Congressman Robert T. Matsui from 1989 to 1990. Polanco earned a Master of Science degree in Historic Preservation from Columbia University. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $159,060. Polanco is a Democrat.
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Gloria Gregoria Guzman, of Pasadena, has been appointed to the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians. Guzman has been a Licensed Vocational Nurse at Kaiser Permanente since 1989. She earned an Associate of Arts degree from College of the Canyons and a licensed vocational nursing degree from Casa Loma College. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Guzman is a Democrat.
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