Movers & Shakers

Movers & Shakers

California: Governor Appoints Lightstone to Agricultural Labor Relations BoardCalifornia: Governor Appoints Lightstone to Agricultural Labor Relations Board

Sacramento, California – Ralph Lightstone, of Sacramento, has been appointed to the California Agricultural Labor Relations Board by Gov. Gavin Newsom. Lightstone has been a member of the California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board since 2019. He was senior advisor on policy and legislation at the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency from 2016 to 2018, where he was director of legislation from 2010 to 2016. He was special counsel to the Attorney General and a deputy attorney general at the California Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General from 2002 to 2010. Source: Governor Gavin Newsom/State of California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board


California: Governor Appoints Kropke to OSHABCalifornia: Governor Appoints Kropke to OSHAB

Sacramento, California – Marvin Kropke, of Brea, has been appointed to the Occupational Safety and Health Appeals Board. Kropke has been a member of the State Compensation Insurance Fund Board of Directors since 2013. He served as business manager and financial secretary of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 11 from 1997 to 2018. He is a disabled veteran from combat in the Vietnam War serving in the 4th Infantry Division and is a life member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart and Disabled American Veterans organizations. Source: Governor Gavin Newsom/California Senate Democratic Caucus


Lopez Appointed to California Fraud Assessment Commission

California: Governor Announces Two Appointments to Labor and Workforce Development Agency

Sacramento, California – Branden Lopez, of Irvine, has been appointed to the California Fraud Assessment Commission. Branden has been executive director of the Center for Contract Compliance since 2017, where he has held several positions since 2005, including senior labor investigator and labor investigator. Lopez was a foreman for Nuevo Engineering from 2002 to 2005. Source: Governor Gavin Newsom


Texas: Versacor Hires Verne Keller as Business Development Manager

Texas: Versacor Hires Verne Keller as Business Development Manager

Southlake, Texas – Versacor, a provider of commercial pest management services to health care, food processing, distribution, hospitality, schools, restaurants, and pharmaceutical and commercial buildings in Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas, recently announced that industry veteran Verne Keller is its new business development manager. In his new role, Keller is responsible for achieving overall business development objectives for the company, as well as hiring, training and ongoing professional development of sales personnel. Prior to joining Versacor, he served as a senior district manager in Georgia and an area director in north Florida with a national pest management company. He is also trained and certified by Fed-OSHA. Pest Management Professional