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Name: Martinez, Anita
Current Position: Chair

After working for the Public Employment Relations Board since 1976, Anita I. Martinez was put on the board and named its chair by Governor Jerry Brown in 2011.

The San Francisco native received her bachelor of arts degree in political science from the University of San Francisco in 1975. She interned at the National Labor Relations Board in San Francisco from 1973-1976 and was a board agent for the Agricultural Labor Relations Board in Sacramento and Salinas in 1975-1976.

Six years after joining PERB, Martinez became its San Francisco regional director in 1982. She is a registered Democrat.

Over the years, Martinez has served on the Head Royce School Board of Trustees and been a member of the Heads Up Advisory Board, the East Bay Community Foundation and the Oakland Museum Board. She also was a mentor with the East Bay Scholarship Fund and served as board chair for the Park Day School. She is a contributing author to the Matthew Bender treatise, the legal warehouse for professionals and law students. 

Her husband, Jeffrey Sloan, is a labor lawyer and partner at Renne, Sloan, Holtzman and Sakai in San Francisco. He worked for PERB in the ‘80s where he was assistant general counsel for four years before being appointed general counsel. While with PERB Sloan supervised the board’s investigative and litigation divisions, and handled litigation and injunctions in state trial and appellate courts. He left PERB in 1987 but represented the League of California Cities and the California State Association of Counties before PERB when it was implementing legislation in 2000 that gave PERB jurisdiction over cities, counties, and special districts in labor disputes arising under the Meyers Milias Brown Act.


Anita I. Martinez Bio (PERB website)

Governor Appoints New PERB Chair (by Tim Yeung, California PERB Blog)

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