Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Jackie Lacey Names Executive Team for District Attorney’s Office
By a MetNews Staff Writer
Los Angeles District Attorney-Elect Jackie Lacey yesterday named her top management team.
Lacey said in a memorandum to office personnel that Sharon Matsumoto, current assistant district attorney for administration, will serve as chief deputy district attorney, the post Lacey now holds. Matsumoto has been in charge of administration since 1998.
Her appointment, and that of others named yesterday, will be effective when Lacey, who was elected earlier this month, succeeds Steve Cooley Dec. 3.
William (Bill) Hodgman will be the assistant district attorney in charge of line operations, Lacey said. Hodgman is currently the head deputy of target crimes. There will be two other assistant district attorneys, Joseph (Joey) Esposito, who will be in charge of special operations, and Pamela (Pam) Booth, who will oversee administration.
Esposito is currently the director of specialized prosecutions, while Booth is currently the director of central operations.
Chief Dominick Rivetti and Assistant Chief George Mueller of the Bureau of Investigation will retain those positions. Devallis Rutledge, special counsel to Cooley, will continue as special counsel to Lacey.
Julie Dixon Silva will remain in her current capacity as legal advisor.
Gina Satriano will be the bureau director in charge of central operations. Satriano is currently the deputy-in-charge of elder abuse.
Victoria Adams will be the director of branch & area operations for Region I and Kellyjean Chun for Region II. Adams is currently the head deputy of the airport branch office and Chun is currently the head deputy of the Major Fraud Division.
David Demerjian will direct specialized prosecutions. Demerjian is currently the head deputy of the Public Integrity Division.
Scott Goodwin, currently the head deputy of the Pasadena branch office, will direct fraud and corruption prosecutions. Sergio Gonzalez, now head deputy of the Justice System Integrity Division, will direct prosecution support operations.
Jean Guccione, now head of community relations, will serve as the director of communications. Lynn Vodden, the head of administrative services, will remain in that capacity.
Donna Wills will continue as the director of the Victim-Witness Assistance Program.
Deputy District Attorney Christina Buckley will continue in her current capacity as special assistant to Lacey, with Lacey’s current secretary, Muriel H. Lett, becoming the district attorney’s executive assistant.
Leticia Minjares, currently a management secretary V with Branch & Area Operations Region I, will be Lacey’s personal secretary. Law enforcement liaisons Bob Baker and Ron Ingels will keep their current posts.
Additional management appointments, including head deputy and deputy-in-charge assignments, will be announced in the next few weeks, the district attorney-elect said.
Lacey’s memorandum concluded: “This is an exciting time, and I look forward to working with all of you.”
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