Teveia Barnes, a Marin County resident, has been recently appointed by Governor Jerry Brown as executive director of the California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank at the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development.
Barnes, 60, has been serving as senior deputy commissioner of the California Department of Business Oversight, Division of Financial Institutions. She was formerly commissioner at the California Department of Financial Institutions and a partner at Foley and Lardner LLP.
As past president and executive director Lawyers For One America, she was responsible for working with a collaboration of lawyers and organizations in the legal community to promote the increase of diversity and pro bono services in the legal profession.
She is also chair of the Strategic Planning Committee for the National Institute for Diversity in the Law working in association with the American Bar Association, the Hispanic National Bar Association, the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, the National Bar Association, and the Native American Bar Association.
Barnes, a Democrat, currently lives in Belvedere-Tiburon with her husband Alan Sankin and has two sons.