ALAMEDA, Calif. — California Treasurer Bill Lockyer has appointed Eileen Marxen to serve as executive director of the California Industrial Development Financing Advisory Commission.

CIDFAC distributes a portion of California’s private-activity bond allocation to businesses seeking authority to issue tax-exempt industrial development bonds.

The commission is staffed by the state treasurer’s office, where Marxen has worked for 15 years in a variety of ­capacities.

“CIDFAC plays an important role in generating jobs and economic growth in California, and there is no higher priority right now than job creation,” Lockyer said in a statement.

Marxen, 51, most recently served as speech writer and policy adviser for ­Lockyer.

She was CIDFAC’s deputy executive director from 2004 to 2009, and before that worked as a manager at the California Debt and Investment Advisory ­Commission.

She succeeds Tom Dresslar as executive director. Though he served at CIDFAC, his primary duties were as communications director for the ­treasurer.

Marxen will be able to devote her full efforts to the commission, said treasurer’s office spokesman Joe DeAnda.

Since 2007, CIDFAC has provided more than $282 million in financing to more than 33 projects and takes credit for the creation of 2,285 jobs.

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