Kathleen Brown, a former California treasurer and Democratic candidate for governor, has been appointed to the board of directors of Countrywide Financial Corp., Calabasas, Calif.Ms. Brown is currently a senior adviser on public finance for Goldman, Sachs & Co. She has also worked as an attorney in the Capital Markets Group of O'Melveny & Myers and as a member of the Investment Management Group of Bank of America. In the political arena, Ms. Brown was California state treasurer from 1991 through 1994 and was defeated in the 1994 California governor's race by the then-incumbent governor, Pete Wilson. She is the sister of Oakland Mayor and former California Gov. Jerry Brown. Countrywide can be found on the Web at http://www.countrywide.com.

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