Gov. Newsom Appoints Val Dolcini as Deputy Secretary for Ag at Cal EPA

April 1, 2019 – -Val Dolcini, 56, of Washington, D.C., has been appointed Deputy Secretary for Agriculture at the California Environmental Protection Agency. Dolcini has been president and chief executive officer at Pollinator Partnership since 2017. He was administrator for the Farm Service Agency at the U.S. Department of Agriculture from 2014 to 2017, where he was state executive director for California from 2009 to 2014. Dolcini was a senior manager at Accenture LLC from 2004 to 2009, policy director in the Office of Lieutenant Governor Cruz Bustamante from 2003 to 2004 and deputy legislative secretary in the Office of Governor Gray Davis from 2001 to 2002. He was a legislative assistant and district chief of staff in the Office of Congressman Vic Fazio from 1995 to 1999, and a legislative assistant in the Office of Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi from 1994 to 1995.