- Mr. Michael Sutton, President
- Mr. Richard B. Rogers,Vice President
- Mr. Jim Kellogg, Member
- Mr. Jack Baylis, Member
President Michael Sutton, of Monterey, was appointed to the Fish and Game Commission on May 4, 2007. He was reappointed on March 25, 2009 to a six-year term. Sutton has served as vice president and founding director of the Center for the Future of the Oceans at the Monterey Bay Aquarium since 2004. Previously, he served as program officer for the conservation and science program at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation from 1999 to 2004. Prior to that, Sutton served as vice president of the U.S. Land and Wildlife Program for the World Wildlife Fund from 1995 to 1999, as well as senior program officer for international wildlife policy for the World Wildlife Fund from 1990 to 1992. He also served as special agent for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from 1984 to 1990. Sutton worked for the National Park Service as a park ranger from 1980 to 1984.
His term on the Commission expires January 15, 2015.
Vice President Richard B. Rogers, of Santa Barbara, was appointed to the Fish and Game Commission on January 18, 2005. Mr. Rogers is a third generation Californian. He is Chairman of the Board, Pacific Earth Resources: a diversified environmental horticulture services company. He is also General Partner, Pacific Ranch Company: a farming and real estate investment company with farming and investment operations in California and Utah.
He has served as Chairman of the National Board of Trustees of the Donald Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at The University of California at Santa Barbara, and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden.
Mr. Rogers has served on many state and national boards with a focus on conservation, bio-diversity, and the governance of philanthropic organizations. He formerly served on the California State Board of Forestry and was chair of the Forest Practice Committee. He was a member and co-Chair of the Museum Assessment Program (MAP) Governance Task Force, American Association of Museums (AAM) and a site surveyor and Peer Reviewer for MAP and AAM Governance.
Mr. Rogers graduated from the United States Naval Academy with a BS in Electrical Engineering and the University of Southern California with an MBA in Finance. He is an Eagle Scout and served combat tours in Vietnam .
Term expiration: indefinite.
Jim Kellogg, of Discovery Bay, was appointed to the Commission on January 31, 2002, to complete the term of the position vacated by former Commissioner Richard Thieriot. He was reappointed on March 28, 2006 to a six year term. He was reappointed on April 10, 2012 to another six year term. Growing up in the Bay Area James W. Kellogg is a native Californian who has spent thirty eight years with the (UA) United Association of Journeyman and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of the United States and Canada. He was first elected to full time office with the Steamfitters Local Union 342 in 1976.
Jim has devoted his entire adult life to helping people and doing whatever possible to provide the best working environment and conditions that the particular times would bear for the people he represents. He has been recognized many times over for his leadership abilities and has gained the respect and admiration of everyone who has had the opportunity to interface with him.
In 1992, Jim went to work for the International and currently is the International Representative in charge of California and Hawaiian Islands for the UA.
He is a strong supporter of education and heavily promotes union apprenticeship and journeyman training programs and has been rewarded for those efforts by having two schools in Northern California named after him. He is the founder of the California Native American Apprenticeship Initiative.
After years of community service and serving on many statewide labor boards and committees, Jim in January 1999 was appointed by Governor Gray Davis to the powerful California Transportation Commission and served as Chairman in 2000. He has also been appointed by Governor Davis to the California Fish and Game Commission, the Commission on Building for the 21st Century, and the California State Work Force Investment Board. He serves on the Board of Directors for the California Residence Foundation, Board of Directors Contra Costa College Foundation, Board of Directors for the Mesothelioma Research Foundation of America, Board of Directors for the America on the Move Foundation, and is the labor representative on the oversight committee for Contra Costa County's "Shaping Our Future" project. He serves on the Executive Board of the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Posse and is Vice President of the California State Building & Construction Trades Council. He is a member of California Waterfowl Association, Outdoor Sportsmen's Coalition of California, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, California Deer Association, Ducks Unlimited, California State Sheriff's Association and is a lifetime member of the California Highway Patrol 11-99 Foundation.
His term on the Commission expires January 15, 2018.
Jack Baylis, of Los Angeles, was appointed to the Fish and Game Commission on September 29, 2010. Mr. Baylis serves as the Executive Vice President of Global Water for AECOM Technology Corporation, a $6-billion global provider of professional technical and management support services. AECOM's 48,000 employees - including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management professionals - serve clients in more than 100 countries around the world.
In his position, Mr. Baylis is responsible for leading AECOM's Global Water Major Cities Program, working closely with the Group Chief Executive on Strategic Investments.
He has achieved success as a principal, director, and manager of numerous environmental, civil infrastructure, water and transportation projects, and is experienced in technical management, project management, operations, and staff development.
Prior to joining AECOM, Mr. Baylis held several progressive leadership positions with CH2M Hill, culminating in his appointment as Senior Vice President with responsibility for the U.S. Southwest Region with a focus on California and strategic account management for clients in Los Angeles and San Diego. He also has held senior leadership positions with Brown and Caldwell as well as manufacturing firm Linabond.
His term on the Commission expires January 15, 2016