Gov. Jerry Brown has appointed Janelle Beland, a senior adviser to Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, undersecretary of the California Natural Resources Agency, Brown's office said today.
Beland, 41, held a variety Capitol posts before working for Steinberg, including chief of staff to Sen. Leland Yee.
Beland is a Democrat, as is Brown. She is to be paid $138,528 a year in her new post, which does not require Senate confirmation.
Brown's other appointments announced today:
Sandra Schubert, 48, was appointed undersecretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture. Schubert, a Democrat, was an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center from 2009 to 2010. She was previously director of government affairs for the Environmental Working Group, counsel for Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., and legislative assistant to Sen. Barbara Boxer. Schubert is to be paid $126,588 a year. Her new position does not require Senate confirmation.
Anthony Eggert, 39, was reappointed to the California Energy Commission. Eggert, a decline-to-state voter, is to be paid $128,109 a year. The post requires Senate confirmation.
Democrat Nanci Nishimura, 57, and Adam Torres, 47, who is registered decline-to-state, were appointed to the Commission on Judicial Performance. The positions, which don't require Senate confirmation, are unpaid.