March 26, 2019

Governor Newsom Appoints Val Dolcini as Deputy Secretary for Ag

Yesterday, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced that Val Dolcini has been appointed as Deputy Secretary for Agriculture at the California Environmental Protection Agency.

Dolcini was administrator for the Farm Service Agency at the U.S. Department of Agriculture from 2014 to 2017, where he was also state executive director for California. According to Newsom’s press release, Dolcini “was a senior manager at Accenture LLC from 2004 to 2009, policy director in the Office of Lieutenant Governor Cruz Bustamante from 2003 to 2004 and deputy legislative secretary in the Office of Governor Gray Davis from 2001 to 2002. He was a legislative assistant and district chief of staff in the Office of Congressman Vic Fazio from 1995 to 1999, and a legislative assistant in the Office of Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi from 1994 to 1995.”

Newsom also appointed Serena McIlwain as Undersecretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency and Patricia Monahan to the California Energy commission.