New BSIS Chief Announced

Governor Gavin Newsom has appointed Lynne Andres as the new Chief of the Bureau of Security and Investigative Services at the California Department of Consumer Affairs. CALSAGA President David Chandler looks forward to meeting with the new Chief in the near future.

Andres has been a consultant for the California Speaker’s Office of Research and Floor Analysis since 2018. She was director of government relations for the California Academy of Physician Assistants from 2017 to 2018. Andres was a legislative director in the California State Legislature from 2005 to 2017, including in the Office of Assemblymember Joe Baca, Jr., Assemblymember Juan Arambula, Assemblymember Patty Berg, Senator Jenny Oropeza, Senator Ed Hernandez and Senator Jim Beall. She served as federal policy advisor for Governor of Michigan Jennifer Granholm from 2003 to 2004. Andres was legislative director for U.S. Congressman Bart Stupak from 1997 to 2003. She earned a Juris Doctor degree from Concord Law School.

We have enjoyed the working relationship CALSAGA has developed with Chief Woo and wish him the best in his future endeavors.