Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. recently announced the following appointments.
Elaine Howle, 54, of El Dorado Hills has been appointed state auditor for the California State Auditor’s Office.
Howle has served in multiple positions at the California State Auditor’s Office since 1993, including state auditor, deputy state auditor and principal auditor. She served as supervising state financial examiner for the California Employment Development Department from 1992 to 1993 and in multiple positions for the Office of the Auditor General from 1983 to 1992, including supervising auditor and entry-level auditor.
She is president of the National State Auditors Association (NSAA) and serves on various committees for NSAA. Howle is a member of the U.S. Government Accountability Office, Domestic Accountability Working Group and the Executive Committee for the National Association of State Auditors, Comptrollers, and Treasurers, as well as the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Association of Government Accountants and the National Legislative Program Evaluation Society. She is a certified public accountant and a certified government financial manager.
Howle earned a Master of Business Administration degree from California State University, Sacramento. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $175,000. Howle is registered decline-to-state.
Daniel Stone, 48, of Folsom, has been appointed director of the Division of Adult Parole at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation where he has served since 2008.
Stone has worked in multiple positions at CDCR since 1987, including regional parole administrator, associate director at the Division of Adult Parole Operations, parole administrator, correctional counselor, correctional officer and parole agent I, II and III. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $143,904. Stone is a Republican.