Fall 2013      |      Stephen P. Sands, Registrar      |      Edmund G. Brown Jr., Governor


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Governor Names Four to Board

CSLB welcomed three new members and one who is returning, to help direct the Board's administrative policy.

July appointments made by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. include Kevin J. Albanese, of San Jose, and Linda Clifford, of Sacramento. Paul Schifino, who has served on the board since 2010, was reappointed for a new four-year term. Nancy Springer, of Browns Valley was appointed in September.

Kevin J. AlbaneseSince 2004, Kevin J. Albanese has served as vice president and chief operating officer at Joseph J. Albanese Inc. Prior to his current role, he served in multiple management positions throughout the organization. In addition, Mr. Albanese graduated magna cum laude from the Santa Clara University School of Law and, since 2009, has operated a solo law practice.

Mr. Albanese is a longtime member and Vice President/President-elect of United Contractors and also serves as a management Trustee for the Operating Engineers Local 3 Trust Funds. His term continues through June 1, 2017.

Linda CliffordLinda Clifford has been chief financial officer at C.C. Myers Inc. since 1986. She also held multiple accounting positions at Continental Heller-Tecon Pacific from 1972-1986. Ms. Clifford is Treasurer and a board member of the California Transportation Foundation, and Secretary and a commissioner at the California Uniform Construction Cost Accounting Commission. Her term continues through June 1, 2014.
Paul SchifinoPaul Schifino, of Los Angeles, was originally appointed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in January 2010, and reappointed by Governor Brown in April 2011. He is owner and president of both Anvil Steel Corporation and Junior Steel Company. Mr. Schifino was a partner for the law firm of Schifino and Lindon from 1992 to 2006, associate attorney for Strook and Strook and Lavan from 1990 to 1992, and adjunct professor at Georgetown University from 1987 to 1989. He also is a member of the American Institute of Steel Construction. Mr. Schifino and his wife are both ambassadors of the Weizmann Institute of Science, an international center of scientific research located in Israel. His new term continues through June 1, 2017.
Nancy SpringerNancy Springer, of Browns Valley, has served in multiple positions for Butte County since 2007, including building division manager, interim building division manager, and building official assistant. She held multiple positions at Willdan Engineering from 2003 to 2007, including building safety services supervisor, office manager and senior plans examiner. Prior, Ms. Springer was a plans examiner at Linhart Peterson Powers and Associates from 1998 to 2003 and a building inspector for the Sutter County Community Services Department from 1992 to 1998. She was a building inspector for the City of Colusa from 1991 to 1992 and for the City of Palmdale from 1989 to 1991. Ms. Springer was an electrician apprentice at the National Electrical Contractors Association from 1984 to 1987 and an aircraft electrical systems specialist for the U.S. Air Force from 1980 to 1985. Governor Brown announced Ms. Springer's appointment in September. Her term continues through June 1, 2017.
The board has two remaining vacancies; one to be chosen by the governor and one by the state Senate.

New Board Officer Slate for CSLB

At its September 6, 2013, meeting, CSLB's Board unanimously selected the following officers to serve for the 2013-14 fiscal year:

Joan Hancock — Chair

David Dias — Vice Chair

Ed Lang — Secretary

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