Appointments secretary named to CPUC

By CMTA Staff

Capitol Update, Feb. 16, 2007 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has appointed Timothy Alan Simon, a top aide, to the California Public Utilities Commission. He takes the position vacated by Commissioner Geoffrey Brown.

Simon has served as appointments secretary since January 2006, the first African American to hold that position.  Prior to that, he served as general counsel and chief compliance officer for Global Crown Capital, LLC.  From 2002 to 2005, Simon was a senior executive at PreferredTrade, Inc, an online financial securities and futures broker. 

In a statement released to the media, Governor Schwarzenegger reiterated his support for green energy policies.  "A top priority of mine since taking office has been to reduce California's greenhouse gas emissions and I have worked closely with the Public Utilities Commission to implement my million solar roofs initiative which will expand the state's clean energy while reducing costs," said Governor Schwarzenegger.  "Timothy's background in business and financial services and regulatory law will be fantastic assets to the Public Utilities Commission to continue seeking affordable, reliable and a more environmentally-friendly energy supply.

 Simon, 51, of San Francisco, earned a law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of San Francisco.

CMTA looks forward to working with Mr. Simon to promote policies that improve California's business climate, and increase investment in the state's energy and telecommunications infrastructure.

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