Commissioner Biographies

RUE MAPP, Vallejo

Commissioner Mapp is chief executive officer at Outdoor Afro, which she founded in 2009. She was a youth investment program officer at the Pacific Forest and Watershed Lands Stewardship Council from 2010 to 2012, and a communications manager at Women Organized to Respond to Life-Threatening Diseases from 2009 to 2010. Mapp was founder and general manager at It’s Your Move Games and Hobbies from 2003 to 2005 and held multiple positions at MSCI Barra from 1998 to 2006, including office administrator and data distribution analyst. She was an office administrator at Total Information Management from 1997 to 1998.


Commissioner Randle retired from IBM after 25 years in marketing. He served on the San Dimas Parks and Recreation Commission for 4 years, his last year as president of the commission. Randle was chapter chair of the Tri-Counties Black American Political Association in California from 2003-2007. From 1998-2001 Randle worked for the U.S. Census Bureau as a Government Partnership Specialists where worked with Federal, State and Local Officials to partner with the Census Bureau to ensure a complete and accurate count of California's population. He returned to the Bureau of the Census in 2008 and has since served as a Partnership Coordinator, responsible for creating partnerships with community based organizations, federal, state, & local officials, businesses, community activists, and involved citizens to help educate the public about the benefits an accurate count brings to the State of California. In 2000 Randle received the Inland Valley Newspaper's Man of the Year award for community service in the San Gabriel Valley, and in 2002 he received the Prestigious Ron Brown Business Service Award from the Los Angeles Urban League. In 2004, Randle received the San Gabriel Valley NAACP Citizen of the Year Award for political and community service. Randle is also founder and CEO of the Small Business Development Group, where he worked on political campaigns from 1992 to 2008.


Commissioner Wittenberg served as executive director of the California Plug-in Electric Vehicle Collaborative from 2010 to 2012. She was executive director at The Climate Registry from 2007 to 2010 and president of the California Climate Action Registry from 2001 to 2006. She held multiple positions at Edison International from 1985 to 2000, including vice president of corporate communications, president of Edison EV (Electric Vehicle), president of the Edison Utility Alliances, and Vice President of corporate communications at Southern California Edison and Edison International. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Partners in Care Foundation.

PHIL GINSBURG, San Francisco

Phil Ginsburg is the general manager of the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department. With more than 4,100 acres and over 220 parks under its jurisdiction, the Recreation and Park Department stewards some of the most spectacular public spaces in the world, including Golden Gate Park, Coit Tower and the Palace of Fine Arts. Under Phil’s leadership, San Francisco became the first City in the United States where 100% of its residents live within a ten-minute walk of a park. Phil has led his organization through transformational improvements to the public realm and he has made equity and increasing access to public recreation and to nature, the department’s primary objective.  Phil has built a financially sustainable model for San Francisco’s park system through ballot advocacy, the strategic use of public-private partnerships and philanthropy, creative revenue strategies, technology and administrative efficiencies. During his tenure, San Francisco has been consistently ranked one of the nation’s top five park systems. 

In 2019, Phil was appointed to the California State Parks and Recreation Commission by Governor Gavin Newsom.