By Michael P. Neufeld
San Bernardino, CA – Three new staff members have been added to the staff of Third District Supervisor James Ramos.
Ramos, whose district includes Big Bear, gained approval from his fellow supervisors to hire Deputy Chief of Staff Chris Carrillo, Legislative Analyst Tony Mejia, and Communications Director Molly Wiltshire. They join Chief of Staff Phil Paule, and Executive Secretary Julianne Torres who were approved previously.
CHRIS CARRILLO – As Deputy Chief of Staff, Carrillo will handle the Supervisor’s policy operations including transportation, social services, and land use issues. Carrillo has served as Senior Field Representative for U.S. Senator Diane Feinstein since 2006, during which time he provided crucial leadership on federal issues in San Bernardino, Riverside, and Orange County. Carrillo has experience with issues concerning public lands, solar and wind energy development, and off highway vehicle recreation. He has a history of successful collaboration with elected officials and community members in identifying and resolving issues.
Carrillo’s compensation package is estimated at $161,361 (Salary – $91,016 Benefits – $70,345).
TONY MEJIA – As Legislative Analyst, Mejia will provide the Supervisor with a thorough understanding of proposed legislative and budgetary issues brought before the Board of Supervisors. He will be responsible for the research and analysis of policies and proposals affecting the Third District and San Bernardino County as a whole. In the past 9 years, Mejia has worked for the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians in the capacities of Intergovernmental Affairs Representative and Risk Management Specialist.
Mejia’s compensation package is shown as $111,518 (Salary – $71,201 Benefits – $40,317).
MOLLY WILTSHIRE – As Communications Director, Wiltshire will provide updates to stakeholders through various forms of media including newsletters, social media outlets, and the Third District County Supervisor website. Wiltshire also will serve as the primary spokesperson for the Supervisor. She will be responsible for contact with the press and for the development of community engagement activities throughout the Third District. A graduate of the University of Redlands, Wiltshire has a comprehensive knowledge of the issues in the district.
Wiltshire’s salary will be $45,915 with benefits of $31,776 for a total of $77,691.
Supervisor Ramos announced he will select his field representatives after the first of the year.