From the Gov’s Office on 9/22, since some readers have been asking…
Governor Announces Appointment of Charlene Zettel as San Diego Director
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today extended his sincere gratitude to Cameron Durckel for his devoted service to the people of San Diego and all Californians. Following his resignation, the Governor has appointed Charlene Zettel as director of the San Diego field office for the Office of the Governor.
“Cameron was a tremendous director and I want to thank him for his tireless and dedicated service. I truly appreciate how well he has represented the interests of the people of San Diego and I wish him the best in all his future endeavors,” said Governor Schwarzenegger.
“Charlene’s widespread knowledge of and experience in the San Diego region and throughout California make her the perfect person to serve in this position. I am confident Charlene will continue to do a fantastic job representing the people of California in the San Diego office.”
Zettel has served on the University of California Board of Regents since May 2009. She served as a member of the San Diego Regional Airport Authority Governing Board from 2007 to 2009 and 2002 to 2004. Zettel was director of the Department of Consumer Affairs from 2004 to 2007 and public interest director for the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco from 2003 to 2004. From 1998 to 2002, Zettel served in the California State Assembly where she served as the chair of the Republican Caucus, vice-chair of the Assembly Committee on Jobs, Economic Development and the Economy and member of the Appropriations, Education, Health, Transportation and GAO committees.
“I am honored Governor Schwarzenegger has given me the opportunity to head his San Diego office,” said Zettel, “I look forward to continuing to serve the Governor and the people of California in this new capacity.”
Zettel, 62, is from Encinitas, California and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in dental hygiene from the University of Southern California. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $99,504. Zettel is a Republican.