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Newsom taps California leaders for new task force on business and jobs recovery

Governor Gavin Newsom Coronavirus Press Briefing - FULL SIZE
Posted at 6:38 PM, Apr 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-20 19:40:51-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Governor Gavin Newsom announced on Friday that he has created a task force focused on business and job recoveries. He has tabbed several California leaders to serve.

The Task Force will be co-chaired by Governor Newsom’s Chief of Staff Ann O’Leary and philanthropist, environmentalist and businessman Tom Steyer, who was also appointed Chief Advisor to the Governor on Business and Jobs Recovery.

Members of the Task Force include Senate President pro Tempore Toni Atkins, Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, Senate Minority Leader Shannon Grove, Assembly Minority Leader Marie Waldron, former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, Walt Disney Company Executive Chairman Bob Iger, former head of the Small Business Administration Aida Álvarez and dozens of prominent leaders in business, labor, health care, academia and philanthropy.