SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Aug. 29, 2017) — Fredric Maas, 59, of San Diego, has been appointed to the California Horse Racing Board of Directors. Maas has been executive chairman at MRV Systems since 2014. He was founder and chief executive officer at Pacific EcoCompanies LLC from 2009 to 2014, president and chief executive officer at Black Mountain Ranch LLC from 2003 to 2009 and chairman and chief executive officer at Centre City Development Corporation from 2005 to 2010. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Maas is a Republican.