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2014 Executive Level Promotions and New Assignments

Jeanne Harriman

Appointed to: Career Executive Assignment Level B, Financial Management Bureau

April 1, 2014

Jeanne has been with FTB for 25 years and has an extensive background in both the Audit and the Finance and Executive Services Divisions, including 5 years as the Director of the Financial Management Bureau. She is FTB’s primary fiscal contact with the Legislature, the Department of Finance, the Government Operations Agency, and the Legislative Analyst’s office. As the chair of the department’s Resource Allocation Action Committee, she works to make sure that resources are available throughout the enterprise to achieve the department’s strategic mission. This CEA level change is due to increased job responsibilities necessary to obtain and manage departmental fiscal resources and the significant risks associated with coordinating the department’s $761 million annual budget.

Prior to her current assignment, Jeanne served as an Administrator in the Audit Division. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting and a Masters Degree in Taxation from California State University, Sacramento and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Denise Mellor

Appointed to: Career Executive Assignment Level B, Privacy, Security and Disclosure Bureau

April 1, 2014

Denise has been with FTB for 25 years. For the past 10 years, she has served as the Chief Security Officer as well as the Director for the Privacy, Security and Disclosure Bureau. She is responsible for FTB’s privacy program, both information and physical security, as well as ensuring FTB is in compliance with the Information Practices Act (IPA), the Public Records Act (PRA), and the disclosure provisions in the Revenue and Taxation Code. She is also the Information Security Officer for the Government Operations Agency and the Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency. This CEA level change is due to increased job responsibilities necessary to effectively manage the many aspects of security risk for FTB.

Prior to her current assignments, Denise served as FTB’s Director of the Office of Resolution Management. She received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from California State University, Sacramento.

Bruce Langston

Appointed to: Assistant Chief Counsel, Technical Resources Bureau

January 1, 2014

Bruce has been with the FTB Legal Division since November 1982, where he has argued appeals before the State Board of Equalization, been a multistate protest hearing officer, assisted with litigation, analyzed and reviewed implementation of tax legislation, and authored published and private rulings and regulations on a wide variety of income and franchise tax issues.  He served as department liaison to Board of Equalization Chair Horton's office in 2010, and currently serves as a Tax Counsel IV in the Technical Resources Bureau. Bruce brings a wealth of departmental experience to this position. He is widely respected across the department for his comprehensive knowledge of the tax law and the legislative process.

Bruce graduated from UC Berkeley with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biophysics. He earned his law degree from Boalt Hall School of Law, UC Berkeley.

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