Gov. Gavin Newsom’s appointment of Steve Ngo to the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) was unanimously approved by the California State Senate. CSAC provides financial aid policy analysis and leadership in partnership with California’s colleges, universities, financial institutions and financial aid associations.
Ngo, a partner in Lozano Smith’s Walnut Creek office, has practiced law at the firm since 2012.
“This appointment and unanimous vote is a testament to Steve’s distinguished character and commitment,” said Karen Rezendes, managing partner of Lozano Smith. “Steve is a gifted attorney and tireless advocate who is a great addition to the California Student Aid Commission. Steve will work hard to ensure that higher education is fiscally accessible to all California students.”
Lisa Brown has decades of experience in corporate communications and marketing management with organizations including Coldwell Banker Residential, Grubb & Ellis, Marcus & Millichap, NAIOP, SIOR and ALM.
In those positions, she worked in conjunction with chief executive officers and chief marketing officers to create corporate messaging, cohesive branding standards, strategic marketing plans and thought pieces. Brown is a frequent speaker at industry events and an editing adjunct professor for an online course. She has a master’s degree in mass communications from San Jose State University.
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