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Commission Members

​​Members of the California Citizens Compensation Commission

​Michael Sweet

Michael Sweet holds the “general population" seat. Sweet has been a Partner at Fox Rothschild LLP since 2012, where he is Chair of the Financial Restructuring and Bankruptcy Department and an Executive Committee Member. Sweet is a Commissioner on the San Francisco Human Rights Commission and incoming President of the California Bankruptcy Forum. Sweet is a member of the California Democratic Central Committee and the Party Platform Committee. He is a member of the California Jewish Policial Action Committee and the Raoul Wallenberg San Francisco Jewish Democratic Club. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Brandeis University and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law. Sweet is the Chairperson of the Citizens Compensation Commission. His term expires December 31, 2028.

​​Margaret Wong​​

Margaret Wong holds the “small business" seat. Wong has been President and Chief Executive Officer at Golden California Inc. since 2014, at McWong Environmental Technology since 1997 and at McWong International Inc. since 1985. She was vice president at American Savings and Loans from 1983 to 1984 and corporate controller at Bostrom Management Corporation from 1974 to 1983. Wong is a member of the California Chamber of Commerce Board. Wong has been a Member of the Citizens Compensation Commission since 2017. Her term expires December 31, 2028.

Laura Horrocks​​

Laura Horrocks holds the “non-profit" seat. Horrocks has been the finance manager at PRIDE Industries since 2018, where she was senior financial analyst from 2015 to 2018. She held several positions at Verizon Wireless from 2006 to 2015, including consultant, senior financial analyst and financial analyst. Horrocks earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of California, Irvine. Her term expires December 31, 2024.

Tyren Thompson​​​

Tyren Thompson holds the “compensation expert" seat. Thompson is currently a Compensation Partner at Zoom Video Communications, and has also worked in Compensation roles at interactive entertainment company Activision Blizzard, and fashion retail giant Forever 21. Thompson has also Lectur​ed on Compensation and Human Resources at California State University, Los Angeles, where he also completed his undergraduate Management studies in 2012. Thompson is a Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) and Global Remuneration Professional (GRP) through WorldAtWork, the leading global nonprofit organization for Total Rewards professionals, and has earned two Master of Science degrees from Pepperdine University. His term expires December 31, 2027.

Darrell Roberts​​

​Darrell Roberts holds a “labor" seat. Roberts currently serves as a Battalion Chief at the City of Chula Vista Fire Department, where he has served as a Firefighter since 2001. Roberts has been President of the International Association of Firefighters Local 2180 since 2014. He is 1st District Vice President at California Professional Firefighters. His term expires December 31, 2028.

Yvonne Wheeler​

Yvonne Wheeler holds a “labor" seat. Wheeler has been President at the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor since 2022. She was an International Business Representative at IATSE International in 2022. Wheeler was a National Representative at the American Federation of Government Employees from 2014 to 2022 and a Special Assistant to the National Secretary-Treasurer there from 2012 to 2014. Wheeler was an Area Field Services Representative at the AFL-CIO from 2002 to 2009. She was President at Communications Workers of America Local 9586 from 1999 to 2002 and Vice President there from 1996 to 1999. Her term expires December 31, 2028. ​

Updated 6/12/2023
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