Erick Orellana, 47, of Long Beach, has been appointed deputy commissioner of the California Department of Business Oversight, Division of Credit Unions.
Orellana has been chief executive officer at Nikkei Credit Union since 2004.
He was chief executive officer at the Southern California Postal Credit Union from 2000 to 2004, a compliance consultant at the California Credit Union League in 2000 and vice president and office manager at LBS Financial Credit Union from 1999 to 2000.
Orellana was a compliance consultant at California Credit Union League in 1999 and was a branch manager at the San Mateo Credit Union from 1998 to 1999 and at the ARCO Credit Union from 1992 to 1997.
This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $108,000.
is a Democrat.