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Former NSA official Rebecca Richards joins ODNI as Chief Transparency Officer
Avril Haines, Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), announced that Rebecca Richards has joined the agency as Chief Transparency Officer. Richards is the former Civil Liberties and Privacy Officer of the National Security Agency (NSA). She joined the NSA in 2014 after serving in similar roles with the Department of Homeland Security.
Anne Arundel County, Maryland announces Acting Controller as the official County Controller
Anne Arundel County, Maryland’s County Executive Steuart Pittman announced county’s Acting Controller, Billie Penley as the officials County Controller. Penley has an extensive background in finance and financial systems. Penley joined the Anne Arundel County in 1994, where he served Financial Operations Manager of Billings and Customer Service Supervisor, Chief Financial Officer of Health Department, Assistant Controller and most recently in Dec 2022 she was named the Acting Controller. Penley also worked with the federal government such as Department of Treasury as an Auditor and the Department of Agriculture as an Accountant. Penley holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Accounting from University of Baltimore and master’s in business administration from Strayer University.
Kelli Mosteller has been appointed a Member of the National Museum and Library Services Board
Kelli Mosteller has been appointed a member of the National Museum and Library Services Board. Ms. Kelli is currently the Executive Director of Harvard University. Prior to this, she was the Executive Director of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Cultural Heritage Centre. As a Citizen Potawatomi Nation (CPN) tribal citizen, her most cherished role over the years has been as a mentor for Citizen Potawatomi youth, facilitator of women’s ceremonies, and auntie to the eagles at the CPN Eagle Aviary. She earned a BA from Oklahoma State University and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Native American History from the University of Texas at Austin.
Cdr. Matthew Campbell named next Commanding Officer of Airborne Command & Control Squadron 121 (VAW-121)
Cdr. Matthew Campbell has become the new Commanding Officer of Airborne Command & Control Squadron 121 (VAW-121). He succeeds former Commanding Officer, Cdr. Robert Whitmore, in the position. He was commissioned in 2005 and was designated as a Naval Flight Officer in September 2007. He served at sea with Carrier Airborne Command and Control Squadron (VAW) 113, on three deployments aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) during Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Inherent Resolve and Operation Tomodachi. Cdr. Campbell served with VAW-121 as the Training Officer and as Department Head for VAW-123 serving as the Administrative Officer and Operations Officer. He held the billet of Aircrew Training and Simulator Requirements Officer at the Office of Chief of Naval Operations (OPNAV) Air Warfare Division (N98) in the Pentagon. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the U.S. Naval Academy and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Southern California.
Army's 93rd Signal Brigade welcomes CSM. Jovan C. Velasquez as new Command Sergeant Major
CSM. Jovan C. Velasquez recently became the new Command Sergeant Major for the 93rd Signal Brigade. He succeeds former Command Sergeant Major, CSM. Keith D. Gordon, in the position. CSM. Velasquez was enlisted in the US Army in 2000 and attended basic training at Fort Benning, GA as a 25U Signal Support System Specialist. He has served in a variety of other assignments including Signal Support Systems Chief, 1-25th Stryker Brigade Combat Team; and Switching Systems Technician & First Sergeant, White House Communications Agency. CSM. Velasquez most recently served as Operations Sergeant Major and Command Sergeant Major for 44th Expeditionary Signal Battalion.
Barbara Richardson is the new Director of the Arizona Department of Insurance and Financial Institutions
Barbara Richardson is the new Director of the Arizona Department of Insurance and Financial Institutions. Ms. Richardson has served as Commissioner of the Nevada Division of Insurance, as Operations and Fraud Director at the New Hampshire Insurance Department, and as an Adjunct Professor at the Franklin Pierce Law Center. She earned a BA in English Literature at Vassar College in 1984, an MBA in Finance at Loyola University Chicago's Quinlan School of Business in 1989, and a JD at the University of New Hampshire's Franklin Pierce School of Law in 2000. Ms. Richardson succeeds former Director Evan G. Daniels.
Anne Arundel County, Maryland names Acting Central Services Officer as the permanent Director
Anne Arundel County, Maryland’s County Executive Steuart Pittman announced county’s Acting Central Services Officer Susan Herrold as the permanent Director of the department. Herrold has more than 20 years of experience working in the human resources strategies and expertise within the public sector. Herrold joined the Anne Arundel County in 2001 as the Human Resources Analyst, later he also served positions such as Assistant Director of Human Resources - Employee and Labor Relations and Deputy Director of Central Services. Prior joining Anne Arundel County Herrold was employed with Center for Strategic and International Studies as the Human Resources Director. Herrold holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications and Writing from the McDaniel College.
Adams County, Colorado names Alisha Reis as the Senior Deputy County Manager
MaryLynn Mack has been appointed a Member of the National Museum and Library Services Board
US Army Field Artillery School welcomes CSM. Paul I. Fluharty as new Command Sergeant Major
California Governor Gavin Newsom has appointed Lindy Harrington as Assistant State Medicaid Director at the California Department of Health Care Services
Ashley Jordan has been appointed as a Member of the National Museum and Library Services Board
Dr. Kiame Mahaniah has been named Undersecretary for Health Policy for Massachusetts
SgtMaj. Joy M. Kitashima named next Sergeant Major for III Marine Expeditionary Force
Forsyth County, Georgia named new Indigent Defense Director
Walter Reed Army Institute of Research welcomes CSM. Donald G. Gross III as new Command Sergeant Major
Anne Arundel County, Maryland appoints Tonii Gedin as the Acting Health Officer
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