• NEW TITLE: Director of the Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz)

  • AGE: 42

  • BACKGROUND: Grew up in Walnut Creek, attended Valle Verde Elementary, Foothill Middle and Northgate High Schools.

  • COLLEGE: Bachelor of Arts in U.S. History from UC Berkeley; J.D. from Golden Gate University School of Law

  • PUBLIC SERVICE: Walnut Creek Councilman, 2008 to present; Transportation Commission chairman, 2007-2008; worked for Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA), 1992-1994

  • PRIVATE SECTOR: Principal of Kish Rajan Public Affairs since 2010; director of mobile sales at San Jose based SanDisk Corporation, 2007-2010; director of alliances at Good Technology Inc., 2004-2007; regional sales manager at Siemens, 2002-2004.