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Governor Newsom Announces Appointments

Friday, October 18, 2019  
Posted by: Office of Governor Gavin Newsom
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SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today (10/18/2019) announced the following appointments:

Caroline Thomas Jacobs, 46, of El Cerrito, has been appointed director of the Wildfire Safety Division at the California Public Utilities Commission. Thomas Jacobs has served in several positions for the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services since 2014, including chief of response headquarters operations, and statewide data sharing coordinator. She was regional project manager for the Bay Area Urban Area Security Initiative at the California Resiliency Alliance from 2013 to 2014 and East Bay hub planner at the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office, Emergency Services Division in 2013. Thomas Jacobs was a consultant for Emergency Preparedness Services from 2010 to 2013 and a senior manager for Worldwide Apple Retail Service from 1999 to 2007. She is a volunteer search and rescue team member for the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office. Thomas Jacobs earned a Master of Arts degree in women’s studies from San Francisco State University. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $180,000. Thomas Jacobs is a Democrat.

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