Governor Newsom announces appointments 1.11.22

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SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the following appointments:

Hannah Gbeh, 40, of Bonsall, has been appointed to the board of directors for the California Exposition and State Fair. Gbeh has been the Executive Director of the San Diego County Agricultural Office and Administrator of the San Diego Area Irrigated Lands Group since 2019. She was Senior Project Manager in Environmental Sciences at REC Consultants Inc. from 2012 to 2019 and Environmental Scientist at Atkins Global from 2007 until 2011. Gbeh is Chair of the Ornamental Horticulture Advisory Board at Cuyamaca College. This position requires confirmation from the Senate and there is no compensation. Gbeh is a democrat.

Che Salinas, 42, of Sacramento, has been named to the board of directors for the California Exposition and State Fair. Che has been Special Advisor and Senior Legislative Advisor at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP since 2021. He served as Senior Advisor in the Governor’s Office for Business and Economic Development from 2020-2021, Chief Under Secretary for Legislative Affairs for Operations at Governor’s office from 2019-2020 and adviser to Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP in 2011. Salinas served as adviser to the office of State Senator Ed Hernandez from 2010 to 2011, adviser to the office of Senate Majority Leader Dean Florez of 2009-2010 and consultant to the California State Senate Committee on the Judiciary from 2006-2009. He served as legislative assistant in the office of President pro tempore Don Perata from 2004-2006. Salinas is a member of the board of directors Improve your future. Salinas received a Juris Doctor from the University of California, Davis School of Law. This position requires confirmation from the Senate and there is no compensation. Salinas is a Democrat.

Andrea J. “AJ” Hurford, 56, of Stockton, has been appointed to 2sd District Agricultural Association Board of Directors (San Joaquin County Fair). Hurford was Director of Health and Safety at Constellations Brands from 2013 to 2019. She was Director of Corporate Safety at Wine Group from 2005 to 2013. Hurford was Head of Safety at Constellation Wines from 1998 to 2005. She was the Quality Control Officer for the Army National Guard from 1998 to 2005. Hurford was a Maintenance Test Pilot and Director for the United States Army from 1986 to 1998. Hurford received a Master of Arts in Management organizational structure of the University of Phoenix. This position does not require confirmation from the Senate and there is no compensation. Hurford is a Democrat.

Joel Reyna, 56, of Stockton, has been appointed to the 2sd District Agricultural Association Board of Directors (San Joaquin County Fair). Reyna has been the Senior Field Representative in the Office of State Senator Susan Talamantes Eggman since 2013. He was Director of the Migrant Education Program at the San Joaquin County Office of Education from 2005 to 2011. Reyna has was a program coordinator at San Joaquin Delta College. from 2001 to 2005. He was Program Manager for Alameda County Social Services from 1997 to 2001. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Reyna is a Democrat.

Michael J. Guillory, 32, of San Bernardino, has been appointed to the 28e Board of Directors of the District Agricultural Association (San Bernardino County Fair). Guillory has been Administrative Director of the Warehouse Worker Resource Center since 2021. He was Director of Human Resources and Operations at Jobs to Move America from 2020 to 2021. Guillory was Project Manager at the National Immigration Law Center from 2018 to 2020. He has received a Masters of Public Administration degree from California State University, San Bernardino. This position does not require confirmation from the Senate and there is no compensation. Guillory is a Democrat.

Melissa May, 38, of Ontario, has been appointed to the 28e Board of Directors of the District Agricultural Association (San Bernardino County Fair). May has been an Outreach Advisor at the Ontario-Montclair School District since 2021. She is the Founder, CEO and Chair of the Board of Directors of the Center culturel des arts et des sciences since 2019. May is a member of LULAC de Ontario # 3296, where she has been president since 2021. She was a science education specialist at Alexandria City Public Schools from 2017 to 2019, where she taught science and English from 2013 to 2017. She was a student teacher at Ontario-Montclair school district. from 2011 to 2012. May was a California high school exit exam teacher at the Casa Ramona Academy for Technology, Community, and Education from 2008 to 2011. She was a police student and Police Explorer for the City of Ontario from 1997 to 2006. May is a member of New American Leaders and the Feeding America Inland Empire Food Bank. This position does not require confirmation from the Senate and there is no compensation. May is a Democrat.

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