Public Policy Institute of California reports Phil Isenberg, a former Asm. and current chair of the Delta Stewardship Council, has joined its board of directors. He replaces Gary K. Hart, who also served in the Legislature and was later Education Secty. in the Gray Davis administration. Hart stepped down after completing the maximum three terms of three years each on PPIC’s board. Donna Lucas, president of Lucas Public Affairs, succeeds Hart as PPIC’s board chair. PPIC also announced adding Patrick Murphy as director of research and a senior fellow. Murphy has been a professor of politics at the University of San Francisco since 1996. He takes over for Ellen Hanak and Hans Johnson, senior PPIC fellows who were serving as co-directors on an interim basis. They have now returned to their full-time research duties for PPIC. Contact: Linda Strean 415 291 4412.

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