|California Public Utilities Commission|
|Years in position||1|
|Predecessor||Mark J. Ferron|
|President of the California Public Utilities Commission|
|December 23, 2014 - present|
|Elections and appointments|
|Appointed by||Governor Jerry Brown (D)|
|Sacramento Municipal Utility District Board member|
|Master's||UC Davis (MBA)|
At the time of his appointment to the CPUC, Picker was serving on the Sacramento Municipal Utility District Board. First elected to the position in 2012, he had to step down from the board in order to begin his appointment to the statewide regulatory commission in January 2014.
Picker's background with the California state government includes serving as deputy assistant for toxic substance control to Gov. Brown from 1981-1982, deputy to the California State Treasurer from 1998-1999, as well as senior adviser for renewable energy to the California governor's office.
Before his election to the SMUD in 2012, Picker had seven years of experience working in Sacramento government, having been chief of staff to Sacramento Mayor Joe Serna Jr. from 1992-1999.
Picker is an MBA graduate of the University of California at Davis, where he focused on marketing and management of nonprofit organizations.
- MBA - University of California at Davis
California Public Utilities Commission (2014-Present)
Picker has served as president of the CPUC since December 2014, and as a member of the CPUC since January 2014. He was named to the leadership post by Gov. Jerry Brown. Brown first appointed Picker to complete the term of resigned Commissioner Mark J. Ferron, which ran through December 2014.
Picker was appointed to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) by Gov. Jerry Brown (D) effective January 29, 2014. His appointment was confirmed by the California Senate on Aug. 21, 2014. Picker replaced Mark J. Ferron, who resigned his seat on the commission before the end of his term, citing personal health reasons. Brown named Picker president of the commission on December 23, 2014.
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