California Names Two New Climate Change Appointees

Julie Henderson, 55, of San Francisco, has been appointed deputy secretary for climate and health policy at the California Environmental Protection Agency. Henderson served as senior vice president of the Public Affairs Division at the University of California, Office of the President from 2015 to 2017, where she was chief of staff to the senior vice president of external relations from 2013 to 2015. She was a senior advisor in the Office of Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. from 2011 to 2013, special assistant attorney general at the California Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General from 2008 to 2010 and vice president and associate general counsel at the Gap Inc. from 2000 to 2007. This position does not require Senate confirmation.

Joseph Wall, 26, of Sacramento, has been appointed special assistant for climate change at the California Natural Resources Agency, where he has been an associate governmental program analyst since 2016 and was a staff services analyst from 2015 to 2016 and an executive fellow from 2014 to 2015. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $88,752. Wall is registered without party preference.