People in the News
November 30, 2007
• UC director named VP at Cal State Stanislaus
• Child Support Services gets director
• Susana Gajic-Bruyea,
previously executive director of advancement services at University of California, Merced, has been named vice president for university advancement at California State University, Stanislaus.
A native of Canada and graduate of the University of Toronto, Ms. Gajic-Bruyea served for 10 years as associate director of advancement services at the University of Toronto where she was involved in an unprecedented billion-dollar fund-raising campaign before joining UC Merced.
Prior to her service at the University of Toronto, Ms. Gajic-Bruyea was with the Toronto-based publishing and printing firm MPL Communications Inc.
• David Maxwell-Jolly has been appointed director of the California Department of Child Support Services in the Health and Human Services Agency.
Mr. Maxwell-Jolly, 58, of Sacramento, has served as chief deputy director for DCSS since 2005.
• Declan Murphy has been named the first dean of the University of Sacramento College of Business Administration.
Most recently, Mr. Murphy was director of the Center for Global Leadership at the Federal Executive Institute, the principal executive education and leadership development facility for the federal government’s Senior Executive Service. Earlier, he was the executive assistant to the Librarian of Congress and deputy director of the Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies at the Smithsonian Institution.
• Lawrence Giventer, a professor of politics at California State University, Stanislaus, has had a revised second edition of his book, "Statistical Analysis for Public Administration,” published, the university says.
“The public sector is where the action is,” says Mr. Giventer, a member of the CSU Stanislaus faculty since 1975, and a familiar face and voice to Central Valley radio and television audiences for his analysis of elections.
• Martha Lucey has been named president and chief executive officer of ByDesign Financial Solutions, a non-profit organization providing personal finance education.
She succeeds Peter Lake, who had been CEO since 2001 and left in May.
Ms. Lucey has been an executive vice president of the organization and was executive director of ByDesign's predecessor, Consumer Credit Counseling Service of the Central Valley.
Before joining ByDesign, she served as the director of the Entrepreneurial Resource Center for two years. From 1991 to 1999, she was marketing manager, e-commerce, for Roadway Express in Ohio.
• Hai Nguyen, internal audit director of newspaper publisher McClatchy Company, will become the controller effective Feb. 29, 2008. He is replacing Larry Edgar, who announced plans in September to become managing partner of Edgar & Associates, a family-owned business.
Mr. Nguyen, 37, first joined McClatchy's corporate finance department in 1997 as an internal auditor after four years in public accounting at regional firms in Northern California. He was promoted to corporate accounting manager in 1998. He left McClatchy in 1999 to join Sleep Train Inc. as its corporate controller. He returned to McClatchy in 2001 as internal audit director. He is a certified public accountant.
• Glenn Mahone has been named executive director of strategic communications for Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company.
Mr. Mahone most recently served as vice president for defense contractor Systems Application and Technologies Inc., where he directed business development and marketing.
• Angel Carrera, 55, of Sacramento, has been appointed business development program manager for the Department of General Services. Since 2000, he has served as a staff services manager at the California Department of Transportation.
He began his state service with the Employment Development Department in 1981.
• Robert Hanyak, 50, of Stockton, has been appointed to the Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board. He has served as chairman of the speech-language pathology department at the University of the Pacific, where he has worked since 1985. Mr. Hanyak is also currently the contract administrator for the Stockton Scottish Rite Language Center.
• Gordon Hinkle, 34, of Roseville, has been appointed deputy press secretary for the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. He has served as communications director and senior field representative for U.S. Rep. John Doolittle since February 2007. From 2006 to 2007, he was senior consultant to the California Assembly Republican Caucus.
• Dan Odenweller, 62, of Stockton, has been re-appointed to the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board. He has served on the board since 2005. Mr. Odenweller worked for the California Department of Fish and Game (DFG) for 30 years in numerous capacities before retiring in 2001. He is the past president of the Pacific Fisheries Biologists and is currently a member of the American Fisheries Society and the Southern California Academy of Sciences.
• Stanley Oppegard, 67, of Granite Bay, has been appointed deputy secretary for veterans' homes at the California Department of Veterans Affairs. He has served as the interim chief executive officer for the Modoc Medical Center since October 2007 and has managed the health care consulting practice, Stan Oppegard & Associates, since 2001.