Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Governor Taps Two Solano Men

Governor Taps Two Solano Men

One has been appointed deputy director of sales and marketing for the state lottery and the other has been selected for the board of pilot commis-sioners for the region's bays.

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger announced the appointment of two Solano residents to state posts on Monday.

J. Michael Brennan, 49, of Fairfield, has been appointed deputy director of sales and marketing for the California State Lottery. He most recently served as a consultant for the Hudson Beverage Company in 2006, overseeing the companies financial planning and analysis. From 1999 to 2005, Brennan served as vice president and general man-ager for Clark Miller Distributing.

Prior to that, Brennan was deputy director of external affairs for the California Department of Transportation from 1993 to 1999 and director of public affairs for the Bureau of Consular Affairs at the U.S. State Department from 1990 to 1993.

Brennan previously served as deputy assistant secretary for public and intergovernmental affairs for the U.S. Department of Labor and director of congressional and external affairs for the Social Security Administration.

The position does not require Senate confirmation and the annual compensation is $113,124. Brennan is a Republican.

Eric Osen, 39, of Vallejo, has been appointed to the Board of Pilot Commissioners for the Bays of San Francisco, San Pablo and Suisun. He has worked for the Chevron Shipping Company since 2000, where he currently serves as a team leader of standards, compliance assurance and advocacy. In this position, Osen manages the company's safety and environmental management system.

Previously, Osen held the positions of operations coordinator and clearance specialist.

Prior to that, he served as chief mate for Coastal Tankships USA and held the same position with Maritrans.

This position requires Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Osen is a Republican.

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