Chief Deputy Director to Retire
Marilyn Nielsen, Chief Deputy Director of the California Arts Council, has announced her retirement. She was appointed by former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2005. Her principal duties include legislative liaison, state policy compliance, special initiatives, and management of the agency's Tax Checkoff efforts. She also served as Interim Director for seven months in 2011 immediately after the retirement of former Director Muriel Johnson. Nielsen's last day will be September 28.