The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

April 16, 2010
Boating and Waterways chief resigns

100416 Tsuneyoshi1.jpgRaynor T. Tsuneyoshi, director of the California Department of Boating and Waterways, resigned from his post on Thursday, effective today.

The reason for Tsuneyoshi's departure isn't clear. "He made the decision to leave the department for personal reasons," Cal Boating spokeswoman Gloria Sandoval said.

Chief Deputy Director Lucia Becerra is now interim director, Sandoval said.

Before taking his state job, Tsuneyoshi worked for the US Department of Agriculture and was counsel to the Federal Maritime Commissioner for five years, covering legislative activities in international and domestic container shipping in Washington, D.C. In private business his shipping experience included running a company that brokered tug boat services, husbanded a fleet of Canadian ships and marketed environmental cleanup for oil spills.

Click here to read Tsuneyoshi's resignation letter to Cal Boating staff.

IMAGE: Raynor Tsuneyoshi /

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