Governor Newsom Announces Appointments for Assistant Director of Response North, Critical Infrastructure Protection Positions

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the following appointments: 

Nathan DiPillo, 44, of Loomis, has been appointed Critical Infrastructure Protection Analyst at the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services. DiPillo has served as Critical Infrastructure Specialist at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security since 2017. He was a Training Specialist and Physical Security for the Transportation Security Administration at the Department of Homeland Security from 2002 to 2017. DiPillo was as a Firefighter and EMT for the Nevada County Consolidated Fire Department from 1995 to 1999. He served in several units while enlisted in the California National Guard, State Defense Force from 2008 to 2019 and was honorably discharged at the rank of Sergeant First Class. He earned a Master of Science degree in homeland security and domestic security management from National University. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $120,000. DiPillo is registered without party preference. 

Todd C. Johnson, 34, of West Sacramento, has been appointed Critical Infrastructure Protection Analyst at the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services. Johnson has served as Training and Organizational Development Section Chief at the Department of Health Care Services since 2017. Johnson has been an Intelligence Officer in the U.S. Air Force Reserve since 2011. He served as Training Manager at the Department of Health Care Services from 2015 to 2017. Johnson served as Equal Employment Opportunity Analyst at the Department of Food and Agriculture from 2012 to 2015. He served as an Associate Accounting Analyst and Budget Analyst at the Department of Motor Vehicles from 2008 to 2013. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $120,000. Johnson is registered without party preference. 

Michael T. Massone, 51, of Sacramento, been appointed Assistant Director for Response North at the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services. Massone has served as Chief of Headquarters Response at the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services since 2020. Massone held multiple positions at the San Diego Federal Fire Department from 1990 to 2020, including Fire Captain, Urban Search and Rescue and Hazardous Materials Specialist. Massone is a member the California Professional Firefighters, where he is immediate past president pro-tem and elected vice president. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $148,800. Massone is a Democrat. 

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