Jeannine English, former executive director of California Little Hoover Commission, was named a public member of the State Bar Board of Governors last month. The appointment, which runs through September 2007, was made by Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez.
English, 51, replaces Dorothy Tucker, a Los Angeles psychologist who was first named to the board in 1990 and served a total of 12 years. Tucker was appointed twice by then-Speaker Willie Brown and again by then-Senate President Pro Tem Bill Lockyer. Her term expired in 1998 and she was reappointed to the board in 2002 by then-Speaker Herb Wesson.
With a background in public policy issues, English said she wanted to join the bar board because “it is really involved in a lot of broad sweeping policy issues that would be of interest to me,” particularly education and diversity issues.
“Jeannine English’s depth of experience in management will go far in providing guidance to the State Bar Board of Governors,” Nunez said in announcing the appointment. “She will be an enormous asset to the board.”
English retired in December from Lehman English Kelly and O’Keefe, a Sacramento lobbying firm she co-founded. Among its clients are the California Small Business Association and the AARP. She now runs a small consulting firm and serves on the AARP National Policy Council.