News Release
California Department of Food and Agriculture
Media Contact:
Steve Lyle, Office of Public Affairs, (916) 654-0462,
Release #03-085
Secretary Kawamura welcomes acting undersecretary and deputy secretaries
SACRAMENTO – CDFA Secretary A.G. Kawamura is pleased to welcome three new deputy secretaries and an acting undersecretary following their appointments by Governor Schwarzenegger.

Robert L. Wynn, Jr., a 31-year veteran of CDFA, has been appointed acting undersecretary. Wynn has served as statewide coordinator of the glassy-winged sharpshooter/Pierce’s disease program and as director of the Division of Plant Health and Pest Prevention Services and the Division of Inspection Services.

Kim Myrman has been appointed to the position of deputy secretary. Myrman, who previously served as a deputy secretary from 1995 to 1997, is also a former director of Fairs and Expositions at CDFA. Most recently, Myrman was general manager of the Solano County Fairgrounds.

David Nunenkamp has been appointed as deputy secretary of legislation. Nunenkamp has more than 38 years of experience in state operations and government affairs and most recently served as chief environmental consultant to the Assembly Republican Caucus.

Christopher Nance has been appointed as deputy secretary of public affairs. Nance has nearly 20 years of experience in public relations and public affairs in government and the private sector. Most recently, Nance was director of internal communications for the California Farm Bureau Federation.

“This is an outstanding team that has the skill and dedication to assist Governor Schwarzenegger in bringing California back,” said Secretary Kawamura. “Bob Wynn’s deep expertise at CDFA, combined with the talent and experience of Kim Myrman, David Nunenkamp and Chris Nance, places us in perfect position to help our agency lead a renaissance for California agriculture and the entire state economy.”



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