Commissioner Katherine Pettibone
Katherine Pettibone of Sacramento was appointed by Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr., to the California Boating and Waterways Commission in February 2014.
Pettibone has been legislative director at the Civil Justice Association of California since 2010. She was a senior analyst at the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research from 2008 to 2010 and an attorney in private practice in 2007. Pettibone was assistant rules advisor and sailing team member at the 32nd America’s Cup from 2006 to 2007. She was a sailing team member and technical coordinator on Team Amer Sports at the Volvo Ocean Race from 2001 to 2002 and a sailing team member with the America True, San Francisco Yacht Club at the 30th America's Cup from 1998 to 2000. Pettibone was a sailing team member and sail coordinator with Team EF Whitbread Round the World Race Team from 1996 to 1998. She was a sailing team member with America 3 Foundation All-Women's Team at the 29th America's Cup from 1994 to 1995, the first all-female America’s Cup crew. She is a member of the U.S. Sailing Association and co-founder of the Rising Tide Leadership Institute. Pettibone earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.