Director - Department of Apprenticeship Standards
Diane Ravnik, 61, of Pleasanton, has been appointed chief of the Division of Apprenticeship Standards at the Department of Industrial Relations. Ravnik has been a private consultant since 2007, with clients including the Alliance for Labor Standards, Education and Training, the National Alliance for Fair Contracting and Fresno City College Training Institute. She was staff counsel and Alameda County program coordinator of the Northern California Electrical Industry Labor Management Cooperation Committee from 2004 to 2007, chief deputy director of the Division of Apprenticeship at the Department of Industrial Relations from 2001 to 2003, and the administrator of the Work Preservation Fund from 1990 to 2001. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $121,824. Ravnik is a Democrat.