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Brown appoints Pebble Beach bank exec to help create jobs

California Gov. Jerry Brown
California Gov. Jerry Brown
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Michael Rossi, a retired Bank of America executive from Pebble Beach, will be Gov. Jerry Brown’s senior advisor on job creation.

Under this title he will act as the liaison between the state’s business leaders and the administration. He’ll also advise the governor on regulatory, legislative and executive actions needed to promote job growth.

The 67-year old Rossi got a thumbs up from the California Chamber of Commerce, which praised him as well qualified to improve the state’s business climate as it continues to struggle with an unemployment rate of 11.8 percent, the second highest in the nation.

The new position is an unpaid post.