LOS ANGELES — Deana J. Carrillo is the new executive director of the California Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing Authority, State Treasurer Bill Lockyer announced Jan. 21.

.Carrillo, 38, of Sacramento, replaces Saul Gomez, who left to take a position as a special assistant for oil, gas and geothermal resources at the California Natural Resources Agency.

"I'm pleased Deana will lead CAEATFA," Lockyer, who chairs the board, said in a prepared statement. "Her experience and skills will help the authority continue to excel at creating jobs and protecting the environment."

CAEATFA provides financing for facilities needed to develop and commercialize advanced transportation and alternative energy technologies that reduce air pollution, conserve energy and promote economic development and green jobs.

Carrillo has worked as a manager for the financing authority since 2009. Before that, she managed a brownfield cleanup grant and loan program for the California Pollution Control Financing Authority from 2007 to 2009. She also has worked as a policy analyst for the California Budget Project and a research associate for the Milken Institute.

She received a bachelor's degree from UC Santa Cruz in 1997 in politics and a master's degree in public policy from UCLA in 2002.

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