Governor Brown Appoints Stephen Sellers of Cameron Park as Asst. Dir. for response at the California Emergency Management Agency
Stephen Sellers, 59, of Cameron Park, has been appointed assistant director for response at the California Emergency Management Agency. Sellers has been assistant secretary for prevention, information analysis and operations at the California Emergency Management Agency since 2009.
Stephen began his career with the state in 1995 with the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (OES). He served in a variety of staff assignments at OES including the Hazard Mitigation program and Southern Region. In 2004, he received an executive assignment as the Southern Region Administrator. In 2008, he was appointed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger as the Deputy Director of Regional Operations. In 2009, he was selected to serve as the Assistant Secretary for Prevention, Information Sharing and Operations for the California Emergency Management Agency (CAL EMA).
Stephen has been involved in 59 disasters since 1995, 11 of which were federally declared. His work included an appointment as the Deputy State Coordinating Officer for the 2007 Southern California fires serving as the State of California’s lead representative in the Joint Field Office with the Federal Emergency Management Agency for the disaster.
Stephen graduated with a BA in Government from California State University, Sacramento in 1979 and an MA in Political Science from University of California, Santa Barbara, in 1981
Sellers earned a Master of Arts degree in political science from the University of California, Santa Barbara. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $108,636. Sellers is a Democrat.