October 16, 2020: Governor Gavin Newsom has appointed Marcus L. McCartheras Chief Deputy Commissioner at the Department of Real Estate. McCarther has been Assistant Executive Officer (SSM II) for the Board of Chiropractic Examiners at the Department of Consumer Affairs since 2018, where he served as a Policy Analyst from 2015 to 2018. He was Special Assistant to the Director at the Department of Consumer Affairs from 2014 to 2015 and Special Assistant for Appointments in the Office of Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. from 2012 to 2014. McCarther earned a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of San Francisco. This position does not require Senate confirmation.