Michael Picker

Senior Advisor to the Governor for Renewable Energy Facilities
Office of Governor Jerry Brown

Michael Picker has served two California Governors as Senior Advisor for Renewable Energy Facilities, holding that position since 2009. Previously, he was a partner at Lincoln Crow Strategic Communications.

He served as deputy treasurer for investment for the California State Treasurer’s Office in 1999 and chief of staff for then-Sacramento Mayor Joe Serna Jr. from 1991 to 1998. From 1980 to 1982, he worked as a deputy for toxic substances control under Governor Jerry Brown and helped establish new hazardous waste facility siting and management programs.

Picker, 57, has lived in Sacramento for over 35 years. He is currently an elected board member for the Sacramento Municipal Utility District.