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1923 - U.S. release of Charles Chaplin film "The Pilgrim," partially shot at Saugus Train Station & Newhall First Presbyterian Church [watch]
The Pilgrim


SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom announced on Wednesday the appointments of David S. Kim as secretary of the California State Transportation Agency and Brian C. Annis as the chief financial officer of the California High-Speed Rail Authority.

Kim, 55, of Vienna, Virginia, has been vice president of governmental affairs at Hyundai Motor Company since 2017.

Kim served as deputy administrator of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration from 2016 to 2017, where he was the associate administrator of policy and governmental affairs from 2011 to 2016. He was deputy assistant secretary for governmental affairs at the U.S. Department of Transportation from 2009 to 2011.

Kim served as deputy executive officer of federal advocacy and governmental relations for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority from 2004 to 2009 and as deputy director of the Washington, D.C. Office of Governor Gray Davis from 1999 to 2003.

David S. Kim

David S. Kim

He was deputy assistant of congressional affairs for the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative from 1998 to 1999 and a legislative representative for the city of Los Angeles, Office of the Chief Legislative Analyst from 1995 to 1998.

Kim was the senior legislative assistant in the Office of Congressman Xavier Becerra from 1993 to 1995 and an administrative assistant in the Office of California State Assemblymember Xavier Becerra from 1990 to 1992.

Kim was a field deputy in the Office of California State Senator David Roberti from 1985 to 1990. Kim earned a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Southern California.

This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $209,943. Kim is a Democrat.

Annis, 50, of Sacramento, has served as secretary of the California State Transportation Agency since 2018, where he has held multiple positions, including acting secretary in 2018 and undersecretary from 2013 to 2018.

Brian C. Annis

Brian C. Annis

Annis was deputy secretary for transportation at the California Business, Transportation and Housing Agency from 2012 to 2013. He held several positions at the California State Senate Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review, including as deputy staff director from 2010 to 2012, principal consultant from 2005 to 2010 and consultant from 2004 to 2005.

Annis served in multiple positions at the California Department of Finance, including as principal program budget analyst II from 2002 to 2004, staff finance budget analyst from 1999 to 2002 and research analyst II from 1998 to 1999.

He was an adjunct professor of economics at American River College from 1997 to 2002, a teaching assistant and distance learning instructor at the University of Washington from 1995 to 1997 and an economist at the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics from 1992 to 1995.

Annis earned a Master of Arts degree in economics from the University of Washington.

This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $209,940. Annis is a Democrat.

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