People in the News
November 30, 2017
• Curtis Nelson
• Ag company names regional manager
• Governor makes appointments
• And more....
has joined Certis USA as regional manager for the central San Joaquin Valley.
Mr. Nelson will be responsible for generating sales and support for Certis USA’s line of biopesticide products used by the state’s vegetable, fruit, tree, vine and potato growers.
He served most recently as regional sales manger for Marrone Bio Innovations and has worked for a number of other crop protection companies, including Western Farm Service, ADAMA, Kleen Globe Inc. and AgraQuest, as well as irrigation equipment companies serving the specialty agriculture California market.
Mr. Nelson will work from his office in Dos Palos in Merced County.
• Julie Taylor Souliere, 38, of Sacramento, has been appointed to the California State Advisory Council on Early Learning and Care and has been appointed to the State Interagency Coordinating Council on Early Intervention.
Ms. Taylor Souliere has been assistant secretary at the California Health and Human Services Agency since 2017. She served in a career executive assignment and as special consultant at the California Department of Developmental Services from 2015 to 2017. Taylor Souliere was a principal consultant for the California Assembly Republican Caucus, Office of Policy and Budget from 2008 to 2015. She served as a finance budget analyst at the California Department of Finance from 2007 to 2008 and a legislative analyst at the California Department of Consumer Affairs from 2005 to 2007. T
These positions do not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Ms. Taylor Souliere is registered without party preference.
• Bonnie Klatt, 47, of Colfax, has been reappointed to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, where she has served since 2014. Ms. Klatt has been a teacher at Natomas Charter School since 2013. She was a teacher at Aspire Public Schools in 2013 and an education programs consultant for the California State Board of Education from 2012 to 2013 and for the California Department of Education from 2008 to 2012.
This position requires Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Ms. Klatt is a Democrat.