gil duranGil Duran, who was press secretary for California Governor Jerry Brown, has joined Fenton Communications’ San Francisco office as senior VP-media.

The former San Jose Mercury News reporter worked with Brown in Sacramento since 2011 and in Oakland from 2003-07 when the governor was mayor.

Duran also worked for top Golden State politicos, serving as communications director for Sen. Dianne Feinstein, press secretary for former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and senior advisor/communications director to Attorney General Kamala Harris, a rising star in the Democratic party.

At Fenton, Duran will handle public interest work for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Open Society Institute, Blue Shield of California Foundation, California Endowment and California Wellness Foundation.