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Governor Newsom Appoints New Member to State Fund Board of Directors

March 12, 2020

(Pleasanton, CA) Governor Newsom announced that he has appointed Richard Guggenhime to the State Fund Board of Directors. Mr. Guggenhime replaces Robin Baker, and his term runs until 2024.

The Governor’s office released the following profile of Mr. Guggenhime:

Richard Guggenhime, 79, of San Francisco, has been appointed to State Fund Board of Directors. Guggenhime has been senior counsel at Perkins Coie since 2016. He was senior counsel at Schiff Hardin from 2008 to 2016. Guggenhime was a partner at Heller Ehrman from 1970 to 2006. He earned a Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $60,797.


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