US - The US$225bn CalPERS has appointed Wendy Notsinneh as chief of its governmental affairs office.
Notsinneh takes up the role immediately, replacing Lisa Marie Hammond, who has taken a position in CalPERS' legal office.
Notsinneh will manage a staff of legislative analysts and serve as chief legislative advocate for CalPERS state and federal legislative programmes.
Notsinneh has 23 years experience in California state legislature. Prior to joining CalPERS, she served as chief of staff to assembly member Jackie Goldberg where she managed legislative, political and constituent operations.
She also managed legislative programmes for assembly members Johan Klehs, Susan Davis, and Senator Herschel Rosenthal.
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