Summer 2016       |      Cindi Christenson, Registrar      |      Edmund G. Brown Jr., Governor


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Board Members Elect New Officer Slate for 2016-17 Fiscal Year

New Board officers have been elected by their colleagues to assume leadership positions for the 2016-2017 fiscal year. Agustin (Augie) Beltran of Oakdale will serve as Chair for the 15-member Board, Kevin Albanese of San Jose takes over as Board Vice Chair, and Marlo Richardson of Playa Del Rey was selected as Board Secretary at the June 23-24 Board meeting in Garden Grove.


Mr. Beltran currently serves as the President and Director of Public and Governmental Relations for the Northern California Carpenters Regional Council. Mr. Beltran, who had been the Board's Vice Chair in the previous fiscal year, takes over the Chair's seat from Ed Lang.

Since beginning his career as a carpenter apprentice in 1989, Mr. Beltran has worked in various facets of the construction industry. Mr. Beltran also has served on several government boards since 1997, including the Lathrop City Council from 2000-2004, and the Delta Protection Commission from 2002-2004. He also was a member of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve from 1985-1993. Mr. Beltran was first appointed to the Board by the Senate Rules Committee in 2014, and his term continues through June 2017.


Mr. Albanese is the President and CEO of Joseph J. Albanese, Inc., a Northern California concrete contractor. He has been the company's Chief Operating Officer for the last 10 years and served in a multitude of other management positions.

Mr. Albanese graduated magna cum laude from the Santa Clara University School of Law and remains an active member of the State Bar. He also is a longtime member and past President of United Contractors and also serves as a management trustee for the Operating Engineers Local 3 Trust Funds. Mr. Albanese was first appointed by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. in July 2013. His term continues through June 2017.


Ms. Richardson takes over as Board Secretary. Ms. Richardson is a lieutenant with the Los Angeles Airport Police Division, where she has worked since 1999. 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 co-chair of Public Safety for Los Angeles County Empowerment Congress, and also is a member of the California State Bar Association Professional Responsibility and Conduct, the Los Angeles African American Women's Public Policy Institute, and California Women Lead. Ms. Richardson was first appointed to the CSLB Board in 2015 by Governor Brown. Her term continues through June 2020.

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