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Name Droppers: UCD grad appointed to executive team

By From page A7 | April 26, 2013

Gov. Jerry Brown has appointed a UC Davis graduate to the executive team of the California Exposition and State Fair.

Carrie Wright, 37, of West Sacramento, was appointed as the new programs manager. She has held various positions at the Western Fairs Association since 2008, including marketing director and programs director. She was owner of Carrie Wright Designs from 1999 to 2008 and was curator of non-competitive exhibits at the California Exposition and State Fair from 1998 to 2005.
Wright holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental design from UCD.


Gov. Jerry Brown has appointed Scott Silsbee, 47, of Woodland to the State 9-1-1 Advisory Board. Silsbee is chief information officer at the California Highway Patrol, where he has served in various positions since 1988.

This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Silsbee is a Republican.


Sean Myer Rogers of Folsom was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout at a recent Eagle Scout Court of Honor meeting.
Sean is the son of Kristina and Steven Rogers of Folsom. He is the grandson of John and Phyllis Rogers of Davis and Denny and Allison Murbach of Cameron Park. He joins his older brother, Derek, as the second Eagle Scout in the Rogers family.


Drew Blankinship, a 2009 graduate of Da Vinci High School, was named to the dean’s list for the fall 2012 semester at San Diego State University. Students must have a grade-point average of at least 3.50. Drew is the son of Mike and Meg Blankinship of Davis.


Steven Schuler of Woodland is a member of the 2013-15 class in the Rice Leadership Development program. The class recently participated in its first session — a look at rice production and marketing programs in the Gulf Coast states of Texas and Louisiana.

In Texas, the group met with USA Rice Federation staff for an overview of the rice industry, updates on domestic and international promotion efforts, and information about USA Rice’s organizational structure. The class also visited Anheuser-Busch, the largest domestic user of rice; Creed Rice Inc., where alumnus Michael Creed explained the role of international brokers; and the offices of the US Rice Producers Association.

In Louisiana, the class toured the Louisiana State University Rice Research Station, where alumnus Dr. Steve Linscombe summarized the latest rice research.

The Rice Leadership Development Program is sponsored by John Deere Company, RiceTec Inc. and American Commodity Company through The Rice Foundation and is managed by the USA Rice Federation.


Alejandro Lavernia of Davis earned academic honors for the fall 2012 semester at Purdue University.

To earn honors, students must have had at least a 3.5 semester or cumulative grade-point average on a four-point scale.

Enterprise staff

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