Governor Newsom announces appointments 4.20.22

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the following appointments:

Jennifer L. Bollinger, 40, of Sacramento, has been named senior adviser to the governor’s office of emergency services. Bollinger has served as Chief Counsel in the Department of General Services since 2020. Bollinger served as Deputy Chief Counsel in the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services from 2018 to 2020. She served as Legal Counsel to the California Fire and Rescue Training Authority from 2016 to 2019. Bollinger held several positions in the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services from 2017 to 2018, including Acting Deputy Chief Counsel, Senior Counsel, and Acting Chief of Contracts and Procurement. She was a financial services and commercial litigation attorney at LeClairRyan from 2015 to 2016. Bollinger was an attorney at the California Public Employees’ Retirement System from 2013 to 2015 and the California State Teachers’ Retirement System from 2010 to 2013. Bollinger has held several posts. with Porter Scott Attorneys from 2008 to 2010, including litigation associate and legal intern. Bollinger 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 $192,900. Bollinger is a Democrat.

Neil Robertson, 57, of Sacramento, has been appointed chief assistant inspector general in the Office of Inspector General, where he has served as acting chief assistant inspector general since 2022 and principal assistant inspector general since 2019. He served as Acting Chief Deputy Inspector General there from 2021 to 2022, and served as Special Assistant Inspector General from 2005 to 2019. He served as Senior Tax Advisor to the California Franchise Tax Board from 2000 to 2005. Robertson has served as a staff attorney in the Office of Internal Affairs for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation from 1997 to 1999. He received a JD from Lincoln Law School in Sacramento. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $191,304. Robertson is a Democrat.

Jeffery R. Marino, 40, of Los Angeles, has been appointed associate director of service innovation in the Office of Digital Innovation, where he has served as the Insights program manager since 2021. Marino served as Chief Product Officer Insights at the Office of Digital Innovation from 2020 to 2021. He was Head of Research and Development for Symbihom from 2019 to 2021. Marino was Senior Content Manager and Data Journalist at ZipRecruiter from 2018 to 2019 He was Chief Ideas and Communications Officer at Redfin from 2014 to 2017 and Editor-in-Chief of First Tuesday from 2010 to 2014. He earned a Master of Arts in Literature and Critical Theory from the University of California, Santa Cruz. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $164,328. Marino is registered without party preference.

JP Petrucione, 48, of Sacramento, has been named deputy director of user research at the Office of Digital Innovation, where he has served as director of communications since 2019. Petrucione was director of digital media in Governor Newsom’s office in 2019 He was global digital director for public policy at Airbnb from 2016 to 2018. Petrucione co-founded and was managing partner at Social Stream Media from 2010 to 2016 and worked as a consultant at Storefront Political Media in San Francisco from 2007 to 2010. He then served as Deputy Director of Communications for Mayor Newsom from 2004 to 2007. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $164,328. Petrucione is a Democrat.

Teal Kozel, 45, of Yuba City, has been appointed to the Board of Parole Hearings. Kozel has served as the Senior Supervisor of Psychology in the Forensic Assessment Division of the Board of Parole Hearings since 2009. She was a Specialist Psychologist at the California Medical Facility in 2009 and served as a Staff Psychologist and Prevention Coordinator from suicide at San Quentin State Prison from 2007 to 2009. She was a staff psychologist at Napa State Hospital from 2004 to 2007. Kozel earned a doctorate in clinical psychology from Baylor University. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $166,306. Kozel is a Democrat.

William Muniz, 58, of Marina, has been appointed to the Board of Parole Hearings. Muniz served as Chief Deputy Administrator of the Prison to Employment Initiative at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation from 2019 to 2020. He held several positions at Salinas Valley State Prison from 1998 to 2019, including Corrections Sergeant , correctional lieutenant, captain, associate director. , deputy chief executive and director. Muniz served as a correctional officer at the Correctional Training Center from 1994 to 1998. This position is up for Senate confirmation and the salary is $166,306. Muniz is a Republican.

David Ndudim, 57, from Folsom, has been appointed to the parole hearings board. Ndudim has served as an Assistant Commissioner and Administrative Judge with the Board of Parole Hearings since 2019. He served as a temporary Superior Court Judge at the Sacramento County Superior Court from 2019 to 2021. Ndudim served as an attorney with the law firm of David Ndudim from 2000 to 2019. He was a part-time instructor at the University of Phoenix from 2001 to 2007. Ndudim served as Director of Human Resources at Lodi Memorial Hospital from 1998 to 2000. He earned a Ph.D. law from Lincoln Law School in Sacramento and a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Texas at Dallas. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $166,306. Ndudim is a democrat.

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