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President Obama announces more key administration posts

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key Administration posts:

Beth F. Cobert, Nominee for Deputy Director for Management, Office of Management and Budget

Beth F. Cobert is a Senior Partner at McKinsey & Company, where she has worked since 1984. She is the firm's Global Leader for Functional Capability Building, responsible for developing skills among over 9,000 consulting staff at the firm. Ms. Cobert is also a Global Leader of McKinsey's Marketing and Sales practice, and chairs the firm's pension fund. She served as the head of McKinsey's San Francisco office from 2005 to 2008. Prior to working at McKinsey & Company, from 1980 to 1982, she worked as an analyst at Goldman Sachs. Ms. Cobert received her B.A. from Princeton and her M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Sloan D. Gibson, Nominee for Deputy Secretary, Department of Veterans Affairs

Sloan D. Gibson is Chief Executive Officer and President of the United Service Organizations (USO). Before joining USO in 2008, Mr. Gibson worked in banking for 20 years, including 11 years as an executive at AmSouth Bancorporation and 9 years as a Senior Vice President at Bank South. In 2004, he retired as Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer of AmSouth Bancorporation, a position he held since 2000. In 2002, Mr. Gibson chaired the United Way campaign in Central Alabama. Mr. Gibson is a 1975 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point. He earned both Airborne and Ranger qualifications and served as infantry officer in the U.S. Army. Mr. Gibson received a M.A. from the University of Missouri in Kansas City and a M.P.A. from Harvard University.

Heather Anne Higginbottom, Nominee for Deputy Secretary for Management and Resources, Department of State

Heather Anne Higginbottom is Counselor in the Office of the Secretary at the Department of State (DOS). Prior to joining DOS, Ms. Higginbottom served as Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget from 2011 to 2013. From 2009 to 2011, Ms. Higginbottom served as Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council. From 2007 to 2008, she was Policy Director for Obama for America. Ms. Higginbottom worked as Senator John Kerry's Legislative Director from 1999 to 2007 and as Deputy Director for Policy on his Presidential campaign from 2003 to 2004. In 2004, Ms. Higginbottom founded and served as Executive Director of the American Security Project, a national security think tank. Ms. Higginbottom received a B.A. from the University of Rochester and a M.P.P. from George Washington University.

shelton-400Jim Shelton, Nominee for Deputy Secretary, Department of Education

Jim Shelton is the Acting Deputy Secretary of Education, a position he has held since June 2013. He is also the Assistant Deputy Secretary for Innovation and Improvement at the Department of Education, where he has served since March 2009. Mr. Shelton previously was the Deputy Director for the Education Division of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation from 2003 to 2009. He was a Partner for NewSchools Venture Fund from 2002 to 2003, President for the LearnNow Division of Edison Schools from 2001 to 2002, and the President and Co-Founder of LearnNow, Inc. from 1999 to 2001. He was Vice President of Knowledge Universe from 1997 to 1999. From 1993 to 1997, Mr. Shelton worked at McKinsey & Company as an Associate and then Senior Engagement Manager. Mr. Shelton received a B.A. from Morehouse College, an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and an M.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Education.

Dr. Jo Ann Rooney, Nominee for Under Secretary of the Navy, Department of Defense

Dr. Jo Ann Rooney is a Managing Director at the Huron Consulting Group in Chicago, a position she has held since 2012. Previously, Dr. Rooney was Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness at the Department of Defense from 2011 to 2012, and served as Acting Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness from November 2011 to June 2012. Prior to her appointment in 2011, Dr. Rooney was President of Mount Ida College in Massachusetts and also served as President of Spalding University in Kentucky from 2002 to 2010. From 1996 to 2002, Dr. Rooney served as Corporate General Counsel, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer, and Partner at The Lyons Companies in Waltham, Massachusetts. Prior to The Lyons Companies, she practiced tax law in the Boston area and was a founding partner of the consulting firm Stearns, Rooney & Associates in Hingham, Massachusetts. Dr. Rooney received a B.S. from Boston University, a J.D. from Suffolk University Law School, a LL.M. from Boston University School of Law, and an Ed.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.

Captain Paul Nathan Jaenichen, Sr., USN (Ret), Nominee for Administrator of the Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation

Captain Paul Nathan Jaenichen, Sr., USN (Ret), currently serves as the Acting Administrator and as the Deputy Administrator of the Maritime Administration (MARAD) at the Department of Transportation. Captain Jaenichen was a career naval officer, retiring after serving 30 years as a nuclear trained Submarine Officer in the United States Navy. His final assignment was Deputy Chief of Legislative Affairs for the Department of the Navy from 2010 to 2012. At sea, Captain Jaenichen served as Commanding Officer of the USS Albany from 1999 to 2002 and Commander of Submarine Squadron ELEVEN in San Diego, California from 2007 to 2008. Ashore, he served as Director of the Submarine/Nuclear Officer Distribution at Navy Personnel Command from 2008 to 2010; Chief of the Western/Eastern Europe and North Atlantic Treaty Organization Divisions on the Strategic Plans and Policy Joint Staff from 2005 to 2007; Executive Assistant to the Director of the Submarine Warfare Division from 2004 to 2005; and Senior Member of the Atlantic Fleet Nuclear Propulsion Examination Board from 2002 to 2004. He received a B.S. from the U.S. Naval Academy in Ocean Engineering and a M.S. from Old Dominion University in Engineering Management.

Dr. David Weil, Nominee for Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division, Department of Labor

Dr. David Weil is Professor of Markets, Public Policy, and Law and the Everett W. Lord Distinguished Faculty Scholar at Boston University School of Management, where he has worked since 1992. He is also Senior Research Fellow and Co-Director of the Transparency Policy Project at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, a position he has held since 2002. He has been a lecturer and Research Fellow at the Harvard Law School Labor and Worklife Program since 1987. He is the recipient of the Broderick Prize in Research and the Broderick Prize for Teaching at Boston University, the Shingo Prize for Research on Manufacturing Innovations, and Boston University School of Management Best M.B.A. Instructor of the Year in 2011 and 2012. Dr. Weil received a B.S. from the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University, an M.P.P. from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and a Ph.D. in Public Policy from Harvard University.

John P. Carlin, Nominee for Assistant Attorney General for National Security, Department of Justice

John P. Carlin is the Acting Assistant Attorney General for National Security at the Department of Justice (DOJ), a position he has held since March 2013. In addition, he has been the Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General and Chief of Staff for the National Security Division since 2011. From 2007 to 2011, he served in leadership roles at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), ultimately serving as Chief of Staff to FBI Director Robert S. Mueller, III. A career federal prosecutor, he served in 2007 as National Coordinator of the Computer Hacking and Intellectual Property program within the DOJ Criminal Division. From 2001 to 2006, he served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Columbia. Mr. Carlin first joined DOJ through the Attorney General's Honors Program in 1999. He is a five-time recipient of the Department of Justice Award for Special Achievement. He received a B.A. from Williams College and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

Bradley Crowell, Nominee for Assistant Secretary for Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs, Department of Energy

Bradley Crowell is the Acting Assistant Secretary and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Prior to this, he was the Deputy Assistant Secretary from 2010 to 2012. Previously, he was a Senior Policy Advisor to Senator Sheldon Whitehouse from 2007 to 2010. Mr. Crowell was the Legislative Advocate at the Natural Resources Defense Council from 2004 to 2007 and a Policy Advisor to Congressman Chris Bell from 2002 to 2003. He was a Public Policy Associate for Burness Communications from 2001 to 2002 and a Legislative Aide for Senator Richard Bryan from 1999 to 2001. Mr. Crowell received a B.S. from Santa Clara University.

Dr. Richard G. Frank, Nominee for Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Department of Health and Human Services

Dr. Richard G. Frank is currently the Margaret T. Morris Professor of Health Economics in the Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School, a position he has held since 1999. From August 2009 to March 2011, while on leave from Harvard Medical School, he served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation at the Department of Health and Human Services, where he directed the Office on Disability, Aging, and Long-Term Care Policy. From 1994 to 1999, Dr. Frank was Professor of Health Economics in the Department of Health Policy at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Frank previously held faculty positions at the Department of Health Policy and Management in the School of Hygiene and Public Health at Johns Hopkins University from 1984 to 1994 and at the University of Pittsburgh from 1980 to 1984. He was a Peace Corps volunteer in the Republic of Botswana from 1975 to 1976. He is the 2011 recipient of the Distinguished Service Award from the Mental Health Association of Maryland. He has been a member of the Institute of Medicine since 1997, a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research since 1987, and is a co-editor of the Journal of Health Economics. Dr. Frank received a B.A. in Economics from Bard College and a Ph.D. in Economics from Boston University.

Esther Kia'aina, Nominee for Assistant Secretary for Insular Areas, Department of the Interior

Esther Kia'aina is the First Deputy Director of the Department of Land and Natural Resources for the State of Hawaii, a position she has held since 2012. Previously, she was Chief Advocate for the Office of Hawaiian Affairs from 2009 to 2011 and from 2007 to 2009, she was a Land Asset Manager for the Kamehameha Schools' Land Asset Division. Ms. Kia'aina served as Chief of Staff for Congressman Ed Case from 2003 to 2007. From 1999 to 2003, she was Chief of Staff and Legislative Director for Congressman Robert Underwood. Ms. Kia'aina served as a Legislative Assistant for Senator Daniel Akaka from 1990 to 1999. Ms. Kia'aina received a B.A. from the University of Southern California and a J.D. from the George Washington University Law School.

Michael D. Lumpkin, Nominee for Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low Intensity Conflict, Department of Defense

Michael D. Lumpkin is Special Assistant to the Secretary of Defense, a position he has held since 2013. Mr. Lumpkin was the Chief Executive Officer of Industrial Security Alliance Partners from 2012 to 2013. From 2011 to 2012, Mr. Lumpkin served as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Special Operations/Low-Intensity Conflict & Interdependent Capabilities) at the Department of Defense. From 2010 to 2011, he served as a Senior Advisor in the Office of the Secretary, and then Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations at the Department of Veterans Affairs. Prior to joining the Administration, Mr. Lumpkin served as the Director of Business Development for Aardvark Tactical, Inc., a supplier of nonlethal tactical equipment, from 2008 to 2010. Mr. Lumpkin served in the U.S. Navy for 21 years, including as a Navy SEAL. He received a B.A. from the University of California, San Diego and a M.A. from Naval Postgraduate School.

Christopher Smith, Nominee for Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy, Department of Energy

Christopher Smith is the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), a position he has held since February 2013. He also served as Acting Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy from February 2013 to August 2013 and as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Oil and Gas from 2009 to 2013. From 2007 to 2009, he was as the Director of Liquid Natural Gas Trading Analytics for Chevron Global Gas. From 2005 to 2007, he was an Advisor to the President and Chief of Staff for Chevron Global Supply & Trading. Mr. Smith was a Developmental Manager and Regional Manager of the Latin America region for ChevronTexaco Global Gas from 2002 to 2005. He held several roles with Texaco, including Business Development Manager from 1999 to 2002 and Executive Business Analyst from 1998 to 1999. He was an Operations Officer and Task Force Engineer for the 25th Infantry Division of the United States Army from 1991 to 1993. Mr. Smith received a B.S. from the United States Military Academy at West Point and an M.B.A. from the University of Cambridge.

Puneet Talwar, Nominee for Assistant Secretary for Political-Military Affairs, Department of State

Puneet Talwar is a Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Iran, Iraq, and the Gulf States on the White House National Security Staff, a position he has held since 2009. Prior to this, Mr. Talwar served as a Senior Professional Staff Member on the Committee on Foreign Relations of the United States Senate (SFRC) from 2001 to 2009 and from 1997 to 1999, and was the chief advisor on the Middle East to then Senator Joseph R. Biden, Jr., SFRC Chairman. He served as a member of the Department of State's Policy Planning Staff from 1999 to 2001. From 1992 to 1995, he served as a foreign policy advisor to Representative Thomas C. Sawyer, and from 1990 to 1992 as an official with the United Nations. He received a B.S. from Cornell University and an M.A. from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs.

jaywilliamsJay Williams, Nominee for Assistant Secretary for Economic Development, Department of Commerce

Jay Williams is the Director of the Office of Recovery for Auto Communities and Workers at the Department of Labor, a position he has held since 2011. Mr. Williams was the Mayor of Youngstown, Ohio from 2006 to 2011. Prior to becoming Mayor, he was the Executive Director of the Community Development Agency for Youngstown from 2000 to 2005. From 1997 to 2000, Mr. Williams was with First Place Bank in Warren, Ohio. Previously, from 1995 to 1997, Mr. Williams was an Examiner at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland in Cleveland, Ohio. Mr. Williams received a B.S.B.A. from Youngstown State University.

Jamie Morin, Nominee for Director of Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation, Department of Defense

Jamie Morin is the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management, a position he has held since 2009, and was Acting Under Secretary of the Air Force from 2012 to 2013. From 2003 to 2009, he served as the Senior Defense Analyst at the U.S. Senate Committee on the Budget. From 2002 to 2003, Mr. Morin was a National Fellow at the Miller Center for Public Affairs at the University of Virginia. In 2001, he was a Visiting Fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, working primarily for the Pentagon's Office of Net Assessment. From 2000 to 2001, Mr. Morin was an economist and strategy specialist at J.E. Austin and Associates and was a research associate and assistant from 1995 to 1997 at the same firm. Mr. Morin received a B.S.F.S. from Georgetown University, a M.Sc. from the London School of Economics, and a Ph.D. from Yale University.

Victoria Wassmer, Nominee for Chief Financial Officer, Environmental Protection Agency

Victoria Wassmer is the Assistant Administrator for Finance and Management at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), a position she has held since 2011. Previously, she was the Vice President of Administration and Finance at the Millennium Challenge Corporation from 2010 to 2011. From 2004 to 2010, Ms. Wassmer held several senior roles at the FAA, including Deputy Director of the Office of Budget and Management and Chief Financial Officer. She was a Senior Associate with the Carmen Group from 2003 to 2004 and a staff member in the Office of Capital Programs and Oversight for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority from 2002 to 2003. From 1996 to 2002, Ms. Wassmer was a Policy Analyst with the Office of Management and Budget. Ms. Wassmer received an A.B. from Bryn Mawr College and an M.P.P. from Harvard University.

Larry Edward André, Jr., Nominee for Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, Department of State

Larry Edward André, Jr., a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Counselor, most recently served as Acting Envoy and Director of the Office of the Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan at the Department of State. Prior to this role, Mr. André served as Deputy Executive Director for the Department's Bureau of African Affairs from 2010 to 2011 and as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania from 2008 to 2010. Other previous assignments have included Political Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya (2006 to 2008); Deputy Director of the Office of West African Affairs (2004 to 2006) and Deputy Chief of Mission to the U.S. Embassy in Freetown, Sierra Leone (2002 to 2004). Mr. André received a B.A. from Claremont McKenna College and a M.B.A from Thunderbird School of Global Management.

Anthony Luzzatto Gardner, Nominee for Representative of the United States to the European Union, with the rank of Ambassador, Department of State

Anthony Luzzatto Gardner is the Managing Director of Structured Finance at Palamon Capital Partners in London, a position he has held since 2007. In 2007, Mr. Gardner was Executive Director, European Leveraged Finance, at Bank of America in London. From 2002 to 2007, Mr. Gardner served as Executive Director, European Leveraged Finance, in GE Commercial Finance and as Director, European Industrial Business Development, at GE International in London. Mr. Gardner served as Director for European Affairs in the European Directorate at the National Security Council from 1994 to 1995. He also worked in the Directorate-General for Competition Policy of the European Commission from 1990 to 1991. He received a B.A. from Harvard University, a M.Phil. from Oxford University, a J.D. from Columbia University Law School, and a M.Sc. from London Business School.

Ambassador Helen Meagher La Lime, Nominee for Ambassador to the Republic of Angola, Department of State

Ambassador Helen Meagher La Lime, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, is the Director of Outreach for the United States Africa Command, a position she has held since 2011. From 2008 to 2011, she was Deputy Chief of Mission and Chargé d'Affaires in the Republic of South Africa. Ambassador La Lime served as the Consul General in Cape Town from 2006 to 2008. From 2003 to 2006, Ambassador La Lime served as the United States Ambassador to the Republic of Mozambique. She was Deputy Chief of Mission of U.S. Embassy Rabat from 2001 to 2003 and Director of the Office of Central African Affairs from 2000 to 2001. Ambassador La Lime has held a number of other positions, including Deputy Director in the Office of Central African Affairs, Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in N'Djamena, Chad, and International Economist at the Bureau of International Organization Affairs at the Department of State. She received a B.S. from Georgetown University and a M.S. from the National Defense University.

Michael Anderson Lawson, Nominee for rank of Ambassador during his tenure of service as Representative of the United States on the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization, Department of State

Michael Anderson Lawson is the immediate past President of the Los Angeles World Airports' Board of Airport Commissioners. He has been a member of the Board of Airport Commissioners since 2005 and held the position of President of the Commission since 2011. From 1980 to 2011, he practiced law at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP where he served as partner since 1995. From 1978 to 1980, he was a staff attorney at the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation. Mr. Lawson is a member of the Board of Trustees of Morehouse College, Loyola Marymount University, The Advancement Project, the Music Center at the Performing Arts Center of Los Angeles County, the California State Teachers Retirement System Board, and the Community Redevelopment Agency Oversight Board for the City of Los Angeles. Mr. Lawson received a B.A. from Loyola University in Los Angeles and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

Luis G. Moreno, Nominee for Ambassador to Jamaica, Department of State

Luis G. Moreno, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, is the Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Madrid, Spain. From 2010 to 2011, he served as Political-Military Affairs Minister Counselor, as well as Force Strategic Engagement Cell Director at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq. From 2010 to 2007, Mr. Moreno served as Deputy Chief to Mission in Tel Aviv, Israel. From 2004 to 2007, he served as Consul General and Principal Officer in Monterrey, Mexico. Mr. Moreno also served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Port au Prince, Haiti from 2001 to 2004 and as Narcotics Affairs Director at the U.S. Embassy in Bogota, Colombia from 1997 to 2001. Throughout his time with the Foreign Service, Mr. Moreno served as Refugee Coordinator at the U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince, Haiti; International Relations Officer in the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs at the U.S. Department of State; and Deputy Director of Narcotics Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Lima, Peru. He received a B.A. from Fordham University and a M.A. from Kean College.

George J. Tsunis, Nominee for Ambassador to the Kingdom of Norway, Department of State

George J. Tsunis is the Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Chartwell Hotels, LLC. From 1999 to 2009, Mr. Tsunis was of counsel at Rivkin Radler, LLP and served as partner since 2005. Mr. Tsunis was Special Counsel to the Town of Huntington Committee on Open Space Preservation as well as Counsel to the Dix Hills Water District from 2003 to 2009. From 1998 to 1999, he practiced law at Goldberg & Cohen in Brooklyn, NY. From 1996 to 1998, he was a Legislative Attorney at the New York City Council. Mr. Tsunis received a B.A. from New York University and a J.D. from St. John's University School of Law.

Daniel W. Yohannes, Nominee for Representative of the United States to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, with the rank of Ambassador, Department of State

Daniel W. Yohannes is the Chief Executive Officer of the Millennium Challenge Corporation, a position he has held since 2009. From 2003 to 2009, he was President and CEO of M&R Investments. From 1999 to 2003, he served as Vice Chairman of U.S. Bancorp, first as Head of Consumer Banking and then as Head of Integration, Community and Public Affairs. From 1992 to 1999, Mr. Yohannes was President and CEO of U.S. Bank Colorado (formerly Colorado National Bank). From 1977 to 1992, he worked at Security Pacific Bank (now Bank of America), ultimately serving as Executive Vice President. Mr. Yohannes has previously served on the boards of the National Jewish Hospital and Research Center, the Denver Art Museum, the University of Colorado Medical School and Project C.U.R.E. Mr. Yohannes received a B.S. from Claremont McKenna College and a M.B.A. from Pepperdine University.

barbaralee newheadshot 1200Representative Barbara Lee, Nominee for Representative of the United States to the Sixty-eighth Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations (U.S. Representative from the State of California)

Representative Barbara Lee represents the 13th District of California. She was first elected in 1998. Representative Lee is a member of the Committee on Appropriations, serving on both the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies and on the Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs. She is also a member of the Committee on the Budget and the Democratic Steering and Policy Committee. From 2009 to 2010, she served as Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus. From 2002 to 2008, Representative Lee served as the co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. She received a B.A. from Mills College and an M.S.W. from the University of California, Berkeley.

Representative Mark Meadows, Nominee for Representative of the United States to the Sixty-eighth Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations (U.S. Representative from the State of North Carolina)

Representative Mark Meadows represents the 11th District of North Carolina. He was first elected in 2012. Representative Meadows is a member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Prior to this, Representative Meadows was a real estate developer from 1992 to 2012, and owned his own restaurant from 1986 to 1990. From 1983 to 1986, Representative Meadows was the Director of Customer Relations and Public Safety at Tampa Electric. He received a B.A. from the University of South Florida.

Ambassador Elizabeth Frawley Bagley, Nominee for Alternate Representative of the United States to the Sixty-eighth Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations

Ambassador Elizabeth Frawley Bagley is a Special Adviser at the Department of State. From 2010 to 2012, she served as Special Representative for Public-Private Partnerships in the Global Partnership Initiative at the Department of State. From 2008 to 2011, Ambassador Bagley was a Member on the United States Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy. From 2005 to 2007, she was a Counselor at Manatt, Phelps, Phillips law firm, and Manatt Jones Global Strategies in Washington, D.C. Previously, Ambassador Bagley was Senior Advisor to the Secretary of State for Media Acquisition in the Balkans from 1997 to 2001, and served as U.S. Ambassador to the Portuguese Republic from 1994 to 1997. Prior to this, Ambassador Bagley was a Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center from 1991 to 1993. She was the Congressional Relations Director at the Center for National Policy from 1981 to 1987. She received a B.A. from Regis College and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.

Governor Ted Strickland, Nominee for Alternate Representative of the United States to the Sixty-eighth Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations

Governor Ted Strickland is co-founder and Chairman of Midwest Gateway Partners, a position he has held since 2011. Previously, he served as the Governor of Ohio from 2007 to 2011. He served as a U.S. Representative representing the 6th District of Ohio from 1993 to 1995 and again from 1997 to 2007. From 1983 to 2004, he practiced psychology in Ohio. Governor Strickland served in a number of capacities at the Methodist Children's Home of Kentucky, Shawnee State University, and the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility. He received a B.A. from Asbury College in Kentucky, a M.Div. from Asbury Theological Seminary, and a M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky.

Stephen N. Zack, Nominee for Alternate Representative of the United States to the Sixty-eighth Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations

Stephen N. Zack is an attorney and administrative partner at Boies, Schiller & Flexner, LLP, a position he has held since 2002. Previously, from 1998 to 2002, he was a managing partner at Zack Kosnitzky, P.A. Mr. Zack was a partner at a number of law firms from 1991 to 1998, including Zack, Sparber, Kosnitzky, Spratt & Brooks. From 2010 to 2012, he served as President of the American Bar Association, the first Hispanic American to hold the position. Mr. Zack served as Chair of the Florida Ethics Commission from 1987 to 1994 and was appointed to re-write the Florida Constitution as a member of the Florida Constitution Revision Commission in 1997. Mr. Zack received a B.A. from the University of Florida and a J.D. from the University of Florida Law School.

President Obama said, "I am grateful that these talented and dedicated individuals have agreed to take on these important roles and devote their talents to serving the American people. I look forward to working with them in the coming months and years."
 

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