Monday, October 26, 2009
Governor Reappoints Davis, English as Public Members on State Bar Board
By a MetNews Staff Writer
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Friday reappointed George Davis as a public member of the State Bar Board of Governors, and appointed former public member Jeannine English to another term on the board.
English previously served on the board as an appointee of former Assembly Speaker Fabian Núñez from 2006 to 2007, and will replace public member James Hussey, whose term has expired, the governor’s office said.
If confirmed by the Senate, Davis and English will be two of six non-lawyers appointed to the 23-member board, which sets policy and oversees the licensing and professional organization for California lawyers.
Other public members are appointed by the Senate Rules Committee and by the speaker of the Assembly. Lawyer members of the board are elected by California attorneys.
Davis, 52, is a resident of Los Angeles and has served on the board since 2007. He has owned and served as principal of the Davis Broadband Group, a media and entertainment consultancy focused on international business development and technical operations, since 2001.
A Republican, he was Technicolor Network Services’ senior vice president of North and South America as well as the Asia-Pacific Rim between 2004 and 2006.
Davis worked for Sony Pictures Entertainment as vice president of international channels for Sony Pictures Television International from 1999 to 2001 and as corporate vice president for Worldwide Satellite Operations from 1996 to 1999.
Before that, he served as vice president and general manager of Western Region Operations and Engineering for IDB Communications from 1987 to 1996.
English, 54, is a resident of Sacramento, and has served as president of the American Association of Retired Persons since 2007 and as a member of the group’s National Policy Council since 2006.
A Democrat, she was a founding partner of Lehman, English, Kelly and O’Keefe from 2002 to 2005 and a legislative advocate for Robinson and Associates from 1999 to 2002. English served the Little Hoover Commission as executive director from 1989 to 1999 and deputy director from 1985 to 1989.
Prior to that, she was the assistant executive director for the Department of Transportation from 1979 to 1985 and financial auditor for the Department of Finance from 1976 to 1978 and for the Department of Health Services from 1978 to 1979.
Compensation for the positions is $100 per diem.
In other news, Schwarzenegger on Friday appointed San Diego attorney Alexander Calero to the Dental Hygiene Committee of California.
Calero, 33, has served as a member of the Board of Psychology since 2007 and as enforcement division staff counsel at the Department of Corporations since 2005.
Admitted to the State Bar that year, he is a graduate of California State Polytechnic University and the University of San Diego School of Law.
Calero is registered decline-to-state, and was previously a law clerk for the Law Office of Danny Brace in 2005 and the California State Attorney General’s Office in 2004. Hew served as a legislative aide to then-Assemblyman Bill Leonard in 2000 and 2001.
The position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem.
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