Skip to comments.CA: New post for former assistant to Schwarzenegger chief of staff
Posted on 05/03/2006 6:40:08 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
A former top aide to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's new chief of staff was appointed the governor's deputy cabinet secretary Wednesday.
Brian Prusnek, 28, of San Francisco, was Susan Kennedy's chief of staff last year and her energy adviser for two years when she was a member of the California Public Utilities Commission.
The Republican governor sparked anger from conservatives in November when he appointed Kennedy to lead his staff. Kennedy previously was executive director of the state Democratic Party and a top aide to Democratic Gov. Gray Davis, who Schwarzenegger replaced in the 2003 recall election.
Prusnek is registered as a "decline to state" voter and his appointment does not require Senate confirmation. He will work for Cabinet Secretary Fred Aguiar in the $90,000 a year job.
Aguiar, a former GOP assemblyman, was added to the governor's staff in December, a move seen as crucial within the Republican Party to balance his appointment of Kennedy.
Before working for Kennedy, Prusnek was an analyst for the utilities commission. He also briefly was chief of staff for another commissioner last year.
I read an article that said he was an avid knitter.
Is he another member of Kennedy and Zingale's gay circle?
I'm so glad we have a Republican in office so Republicans will be appointed /s
Chief of Staff
Brian Prusnek is Commissioner Chong's Chief of Staff. He is a specialist in energy efficiency, natural gas infrastructure, natural gas policy and electric deregulation policy and served in the Commission's Energy Division as the sole federal natural gas analyst. Much of Prusnek's work in the Energy Division involved conducting analysis of the California energy crisis, and representing the Commission at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. One such case resulted in a settlement with El Paso Natural Gas Company and its affiliate, El Paso Merchant Energy, of $1.69 billion - the largest energy settlement in U.S. history.
Prusnek holds a Master's degree in Regulatory Economics from Illinois State University. In this program, he studied the industrial organization and regulation of telecommunications, electricity and natural gas companies. He plans on taking a sabbatical this fall at the university to teach the regulation of the electric and telecommunication sectors to graduate students. He received undergraduate degrees in economics and Spanish from Mount Union College.
(Dramatic cresendo...) Now, there's some-thing wrong, we all can see... There's NO clear commitment to... real-i-tee, eee, eee, eee... Yesturday... (common sense fading to melodramatic black!)
LOL. Your talents never cease to amaze me! ;-)
You mean you understood that cryptic sucker???
I not only understood it--I heard it! LOL.
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