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Governor Newsom announces appointments 6.23.22

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the following appointments:

Carolyn Nelson Rowan, 43, of Sacramento, has been named chief counsel at the Office of Environmental Health Risk Assessment. Rowan has served as Assistant Attorney General in the Natural Resources Law Section of the California Attorney General’s Office since 2013. She served as Assistant Professor of Legal Research, Writing and Analysis at the University of San Francisco School of Law from 2010 to 2013 and was a partner at Miller Starr Regalia from 2005 to 2010. Rowan earned a JD from the University of San Francisco Law School. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $184,332. Rowan is a Democrat.

Letty Belin, 70, of Oakland, has been appointed to the San Francisco Bay Area Water Quality Board. Belin has been a Principal at Alletta Belin Consulting LLC since 2017. She was a Landreth Visiting Fellow for Stanford Water in the West in 2018, Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary at the U.S. Department of the Interior from 2009 to 2017, and Founder and Partner of Belin & Sugarman Law Office from 2000 to 2009. Belin served as Director of the Environment, Energy, and Telecommunications Division in the New Mexico Attorney General’s Office from 1993 to 1999. She earned a Juris Doctorate from Stanford Law School. This position requires Senate confirmation and compensation is $250 per day. Belin is a Democrat.

Diana Pryor Love, 69, of Palmdale, was reappointed to the State Licensing Council of Entrepreneurs, where she has served since 2019. Love was a children’s and youth group facilitator with Parents Anonymous Inc. from 2015 to 2017, Field Representative in the Office of State Assemblyman Steve Fox from 2013 to 2015, and Work and Community Volunteer for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Palmdale Station from 2008 to 2013. She was a Product Demonstrator at 5 Star Demonstration Services from 2008-2009, Customer Service Representative and Mystery Shopper at Safeway Inc. from 2007-2008, Loan Consultant at Countrywide Home Loans from 2003-2007, and Child Care Consultant children and seniors at Work Life Benefits Resource and Referral from 1996 to 2003. She is an ambassador for the City of Palmdale and treasurer of the Political Action Committee of the Interior Communities Democratic Headquarters. Love is a member of the California Senior Legislature, the Mental Health of America Advisory Council – Antelope Valley/Lancaster, and the City of Palmdale Mobile Home Review Board. This position requires Senate confirmation and compensation is $100 per day. Love is a democrat.

Mary T. Teichert, 51, of Granite Bay, was reappointed to the State Licensing Board of Contractors, where she has served since 2019. Teichert has served as president of Teichert Inc. since 2020, where she has held several positions since 2004 , including Chief Operating Officer, Vice President and General Manager, Estimator, Project Engineer and Miner. She was director of product strategy at Apple Computer from 2002 to 2004 and a consultant at Bain and Company from 1998 to 2001. She is a member of the Associated General Contractors of America, the Beavers, the California Transportation Foundation, the American Leadership Forum, Capital Region. Family Business Center, United Contractors and California Building Industry Association. Teichert earned an MBA from Harvard Business School. This position requires Senate confirmation and compensation is $100 per day. Teichert is a Democrat.