Brian Leahy, 55, of Sacramento, has been appointed director at the California Department of Pesticide Regulation.
Leahy has served as assistant director for the California Department of Conservation since 2006.
He was a partner at EcoFacilitation in the Netherlands in 2006, and served as executive director for the California Association of Resource Conservation Districts from 2004 to 2006.
He was executive director at the California Certified Organic Farmers from 2000 to 2004.
Leahy was owner and operator of Cherokee Ranch Inc. from 1980 to 2003 and also a farm operator for Ackerlund Farm Incorporated from 1992 to 1993.
Leahy earned a Juris Doctorate degree from Creighton University School of Law.
This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $142,965. Leahy is a Democrat.
Courtesy of Lee Whistler, Realtor for Century 21 M&M Clovis