Governor Gavin Newsom yesterday announced the appointment of two to leadership positions at CDCR.
Albert Lundeen has been appointed Assistant Secretary in the Office of Public and Employee Communications at CDCR. Lundeen has been Media Relations Manager at the California Natural Resources Agency since 2021. He was Deputy Executive Director for Strategic Planning and Media at the California Energy Commission from 2014 to 2021. Lundeen was Media Relations and Legislative Affairs Manager at the Financial Information System for California from 2012 to 2014. He was Partner at LundeenMacdonald from 2011 to 2012 and served as Deputy Director of Public Affairs at the California Department of Public Health from 2009 to 2011.
He earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, a Master of Arts degree in English from California State University, Sacramento, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies (Broadcast Journalism) from California State University, Chico. This position does not require Senate confirmation.
Michelle Weaver has been appointed Deputy Director of Facility Planning, Construction and Management at the CDCR. Weaver has been Associate Director of the Capital Planning and Project Services Branch at the CDCR since 2017, and has held several positions there since 2006, including Staff Services Manager III, II, I, and Associate Governmental Program Analyst. This position does not require Senate confirmation.