Gov. Jerry Brown named Jonathan “Jay” Sures, United Talent Agency’s current co-president, to the UC Board of Regents Jan. 4, a move that comes 48 hours before Brown ends his gubernatorial term.

Sures, 51 of Los Angeles, rose the ranks at Beverly Hills-headquartered UTA, the entertainment industry’s second biggest talent agency by number of clients.

He started out as mailroom clerk in 1989 and ascended to managing director. Sures’ clients included a bevy of news media personalities including Glenn Beck and Chuck Todd.

Sures’ appointment requires to the 26-member Board of Regents requires a state senate confirmation vote. The position is not paid.

Brown moved out of the governor’s mansion earlier in the day Jan, 4, but he has until 11 a.m. Jan. 7 to make any further appointments, after which Gavin Newsom will be sworn in as governor.

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