Nancy McFadden, Gov. Jerry Brown’s top aide, leads a meeting in the governor’s office in the Capitol. Before working for Brown she held senior posts in the Clinton administration and at PG&E. (Robert Durell, For The Times / March 13, 2014)
By Anthony York
March 29, 2014, 6:25 p.m.
SACRAMENTO — Nancy McFadden begins most mornings on a conference call with other members of Gov. Jerry Brown’s inner circle, the governor occasionally chiming in from the background.