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Brown’s new jobs czar will sit on HSR board, too

By Josh Richman
Wednesday, August 24th, 2011 at 2:13 pm in Jerry Brown, Transportation.

Michael Rossi, whom Gov. Jerry Brown named as a jobs czar last week, was named by the governor today to also serve on the board of the California High Speed Rail Authority.

Rossi, 67, of Pebble Beach, is a former officer or senior member at financial institutions including Cerberus Capital Management LP, Aozora Bank, GMAC Residential Capital LLC and BankAmerica Corp. This board position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem; Rossi is a Democrat.

Brown also last week had named former BART director Dan Richard of Piedmont to serve on the HSR authority’s board. The board is scheduled to meet at 9 a.m. tomorrow in Sacramento City Hall.

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