California Governor Gavin Newsom Announces Appointments 9.20.19

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

Tamika Butler, 34, of Los Angeles, has been appointed to the California Transportation Commission. Butler has been California director of planning and director of equity and inclusion at Toole Design Group since 2017.  She has been principal and owner of Tamika L. Butler Consulting since 2017.  She was executive director of the Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust from 2017 to 2018, executive director of the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition from 2014 to 2017, and director of social change strategies at the Liberty Hill Foundation in 2014.  Butler was western regional director at Young Invincibles from 2012 to 2014 and an attorney for Legal Aid at Work from 2008 to 2012.  She earned a Juris Doctor degree from Stanford Law School.  This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem.  Butler is a Democrat.

Hilary Norton, 51, of Los Angeles, has been appointed to the California Transportation Commission.  Norton has been executive director of Fixing Angelenos Stuck in Traffic (FAST) since 2008, and operates the FASTLinkDTLA Transportation Management Organization.  She was vice president of legislative affairs at the Central City Association of Los Angeles from 2000 to 2008.  Norton served as housing and transportation deputy for California State Assemblymember Gilbert Cedillo from 1999 to 2000, chief of staff to Los Angeles City Council member Richard Alatorre from 1995 to 1999, lead legislative deputy for Los Angeles City Council member Richard Alarcon from 1993 to 1995 and legislative deputy for Los Angeles City Council member Mark Ridley-Thomas from 1992 to 1993.  Norton earned a Master of Public Policy degree from the Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government.  This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem.  Norton is a Democrat.

José Cisneros, 63, of San Francisco, has been appointed to the State Bar of California Board of Trustees. Cisneros has been treasurer of the City and County of San Francisco since 2004. He was deputy general manager of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency from 2002 to 2004, international product manager for Lotus Development at IBM Corporation from 1988 to 2001 and assistant vice president of the Bank of Boston from 1982 to 1988.  This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $50 per diem.  Cisneros is a Democrat.

Chris Iglesias, 57, of Oakland, has been appointed to the State Bar of California Board of Trustees.  Iglesias has been chief executive officer at the Unity Council since 2013.  He was senior advisor on jobs and contracting programs in the Office of San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom from 2009 to 2011 and executive director at the San Francisco Human Rights Commission from 2007 to 2009.  Iglesias was founding director of CityBuild from 2005 to 2007.  This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $50 per diem.  Iglesias is a Democrat.

Kenneth Ehrman, 50, of Oxnard, has been appointed to the California Boating and Waterways Commission.  Ehrman has served as an investigator for the California Department of Motor Vehicles since 1999.  He was a correctional officer at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation from 1994 to 1999.  Ehrman is Unit A vice president of the California Statewide Law Enforcement Association.  He earned a Master of Science degree in law enforcement and public safety leadership from the University of San Diego.  This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem.  Ehrman is a Democrat.