California Governor Gavin Newsom Announces Appointments 8.13.19

Teresa Alvarado and Matthew Swanson appointed to the California Water Commission and Phil Ginsburb appointed to the California State Park and Recreation Commission

SACRAMENTO, CA (STL.News) – California Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the following appointments:

Teresa Alvarado, 54, of San Jose, has been appointed to the California Water Commission.  Alvarado has been San Jose director of SPUR since 2016. She was deputy administrative officer for the Santa Clara Valley Water District from 2011 to 2016 and executive director of the Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley from 2006 to 2009.  Alvarado held multiple positions at the Pacific Gas and Electric Company, including charitable contributions program manager from 2005 to 2006 and governmental relations representative from 1999 to 2005.  Alvarado earned a Master of Science degree in civil and environmental engineering from Tufts University.  This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem.  Alvarado is a Democrat.

Matthew Swanson, 51, of Turlock, has been appointed to the California Water Commission.  Swanson has been president and chief executive officer at Associated Feed since 1998.  This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem.  Swanson is a Republican.

Phil Ginsburg, 52, of San Francisco, has been appointed to the California State Park and Recreation Commission.  Ginsburg has been general manager of the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department since 2009.  He was chief of staff in the Office of San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom from 2006 to 2008, director of the San Francisco Department of Human Resources from 2004 to 2006 and deputy city attorney in the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office from 2000 to 2004.  Ginsburg was an associate and partner at Carroll, Burdick and McDonough from 1993 to 2000.  He earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.  This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem.  Ginsburg is a Democrat.

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