Summer 2015       |      Cindi A. Christenson, Registrar      |      Edmund G. Brown Jr., Governor


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CSLB Board at Full Membership Following Appointments, Reappointments

CSLB's policy board is back to full strength with the addition of two new members. The recent appointments of David De La Torre, of San Bruno, and Marlo Richardson, of Playa Del Rey, brings the Board to its full complement of 15 members.

Three current board members also were granted new terms that will continue until June 1, 2019. Joan Hancock, of Sacramento, appointed in 2007 by then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, was reappointed to a new four-year term by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.; Frank Schetter, also of Sacramento, and a governor-appointed Board member since 2011, was reappointed; and Johnny Simpson, of San Diego, who was first appointed in February 2015, was reappointed by the Senate Rules Committee.


Mr. De La Torre was appointed by Assembly Speaker Toni G. Atkins in May 2015. He is secretary-treasurer of Laborers Union Local 261, representing 5,000 members in San Francisco, San Mateo, and Marin counties. Mr. De La Torre is a third-generation labor member who has worked for a variety of local and regional construction contractors. He was first elected as a union officer in 2005. Mr. De La Torre also serves as board president for the San Francisco chapter of the A. Philip Randolph Institute, and is a representative on San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee's 100% Renewable Energy Task Force. Mr. De La Torre's term continues through June 1, 2016.


Ms. Richardson was named to the Board by Gov. Brown in June 2015. Ms. Richardson has been employed by the Los Angeles Airport Police Division since 1999 and is a lieutenant. She has an extensive background as a business entrepreneur with experience in the restaurant, real estate, home health care, import/export, and financial services industries, and mentors other business entrepreneurs. Ms. Richardson is an executive board member of the Westchester-Playa Democratic Club, and also is a member of the Los Angeles African American Women's Public Policy Institute, and California Women Lead. Ms. Richardson's term continues through June 1, 2016.


Mr. Simpson is the business manager/financial secretary of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 569, which represents over 3,100 electrical workers in San Diego and Imperial counties. A third-generation IBEW wireman, Mr. Simpson graduated from the IBEW California Apprenticeship Program in 1981. He is highly involved in his community and has spent more than 20 years volunteering alongside IBEW 569 members to fix electrical systems in the homes of San Diego's low-income seniors, disabled veterans, and families. He also is a San Diego Electrical Training Center trustee; president of the San Diego County Building and Construction Trades Council; and vice president of the San Diego County Building Trades Family Housing Corporation, which provides affordable housing for low- and moderate-income working families.

CSLB Welcomes New Slate of Officers

CSLB's Board selected the following members to serve as officers for the 2015-16 fiscal year at its quarterly meeting, June 18-19, 2015:


Ed Lang – Chair

Mr. Lang, of Rancho Cordova, takes over the chair position held by David Dias. Mr. Lang was first appointed to the Board by then-Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in January 2007. A retired supervisor for the California Franchise Tax Board, Mr. Lang serves as the Board's member of a statewide senior citizen organization.


Agustin Beltran – Vice Chair

Mr. Beltran, of Oakdale, was appointed to the Board in January 2014. He currently serves as the President and Director of Public and Governmental Relations for the Northern California Carpenters Regional Council.


Linda Clifford – Secretary

Ms. Clifford, of Sacramento, joined the Board in July 2013. She is a licensed contractor and chief financial officer at Sacramento construction firm C.C. Myers Inc. since 1986.

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