Governor Brown Appoints Doduc, Esquivel to State Water Board

Gov. Jerry Brown today announced the appointment of Tam Doduc and Joaquin Esquivel to the State Water Resources Control Board. Doduc is a reappointment and Esquivel is a new appointment to fill the seat of retiring Board Member Fran Spivey Weber.

Both appointments require Senate confirmation.

Dudoc, 50, has served on the State Water Board since 2005, and in several positions at the California Environmental Protection Agency from 2000 to 2005. At Cal EPA, she served as  deputy secretary for environmental quality, assistant secretary for air and chemical programs, assistant secretary for agriculture and chemical programs and assistant secretary for technology certification.

Ducoc was an air resources engineer at the California Air Resources Board from 1997 to 2000 and served as special assistant to the secretary at Cal EPA from 1995 to 1997 and from 1993 to 1994. Doduc also was a water resources engineer at the State Water Board from 1994 to 1995 and from 1989 to 1992. She has been a registered professional civil engineer since 1995.

Doduc earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of California, Berkeley School of Business and a Master of Science degree in civil engineering from California State University, Sacramento. She is a Democrat.

Esquivel, 34, of La Quinta, has served as assistant secretary for federal water policy at the California Natural Resources Agency since 2015. He served in several positions in the Office of U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer from 2007 to 2015, including research assistant, legislative aide and legislative assistant for water and agriculture issues, and director of information and technology.

Esquivel was a center youth manager for Gay Associated Youth from 2002 to 2004. He is a Democrat.