Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments:
Maral Farsi, 37, of Sacramento, has been appointed deputy director of legislative and inter-governmental affairs at the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz). Farsi has been regional director of governmental affairs at CVS Health since 2014. She was a health policy manager at Optum from 2011 to 2014 and senior policy analyst at the California Association of Health Plans from 2008 to 2011. Farsi is a member of the University of California, Los Angeles School of Public Health Alumni Association. She earned a Master of Science degree in law from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law and a Master of Public Health degree from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Public Health. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $115,008. Farsi is a Democrat.
Warren Stanley, 56, of Sacramento, has been appointed to SEARCH, the National Consortium for Justice Information and Statistics. Stanley has been commissioner of the California Highway Patrol since 2018, where he has served in several positions since 1982, including acting commissioner, protective services detail, field training officer, lieutenant of the border division investigative services unit and commander of the California Highway Patrol Academy. He is a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, National Executive Institute. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Stanley is a Democrat.
Andrew Stresser, 41, of Yuba City, has been appointed to the 13th District Agricultural Association, Yuba-Sutter Fair Board of Directors. Stresser has been general manager for Levee District No. 1 of Sutter County since 2015. He was a general manager at Reclamation District No. 1001 from 2012 to 2015. Stresser is a member of the Oroville Dam Coalition Committee and the Early Risers Kiwanis Club of Yuba City. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Stresser is a Republican.