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Waller County, Texas hires new County Engineer

Waller County, Texas’s County Judge Trey Duhon and the Waller County Commissioners Court announced the appointment of Ross McCall as the county’s new Engineer. McCall has over 19 years of experience working as the Engineer. Prior coming to Waller County he served as the Assistant Area Engineer at Texas State Department of Transportation. His Engineering experience includes working at Washington County and Montgomery County. McCall is a graduate of Nederland High School and holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Texas A&M University and a Master of Business Administration from Sam Houston State University. McCall is a licensed professional engineer and pilot.
Talbot County, Maryland hires new Communications Manager  
Talbot County, Maryland’s County Council announced the hiring of Sarah Kilmon as the County’s first Communications Manager. Kilmon has experience working in the communications, media and public relations, marketing, and digital media strategy background. Kilmon’s experience includes working as the Legislative Director & Chief of Staff in the Office of Senator Johnny Mautz, also was employed with Hatch, an SMS Texting Platform, where she served in positions such as the UX Designer, Project and Product Manager and Product Marketing Manager and with Virginia Commonwealth University as the Communications Coordinator. She is also the Owner of the Kilmon Creative, a Product Marketing Company. Kilmon attended Studio Arts College International in Florence, Italy where she studied Black and White Film Photography and Traditional Serigraphy and pursued knowledge in Mass Communication in Creative and Strategic Advertising from Virginia Commonwealth University.
John B. Scott has been appointed as Interim Attorney General for the State of Texas  
John B. Scott has been appointed as Interim Attorney General for the State of Texas. Recently the Texas Secretary of State, Mr. Scott has served as Principal Owner of Scott PLLC, as Chief Operating Officer of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, as Deputy Attorney General for the State of Texas, as a Partner at Scott Yung LLP, and as an Attorney at Law at Susman Godfrey LLP and Giessel Stone. He earned a BA in Economics at the University of Texas at Austin in 1985 and a JD at the South Texas College of Law Houston in 1988. Mr. Scott replaces former Attorney General Ken Paxton, who was impeached on allegations of corruption and obstruction of justice.
Betty Y. Jang has been nominated as a Trustee of the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation  
Betty Y. Jang has been nominated as a trustee of the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation. Ms. Betty is the founder of BYJ Law. She has served as general counsel at public and private companies, practised law at a national law firm, and taught as an adjunct professor at the University of Illinois College of Law. Betty began her career as an assistant public defender with the Office of the Cook County Public Defender. She received her B.A. from the University of Illinois and her J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law.
Jeffery Martin Baran was Nominated for commissioner on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission  
Jeffery Martin Baran was nominated for commissioner on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Mr. Jeffery currently serves as a member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, a position he has held since October 2014. Prior to his tenure on the Commission, he served as Staff Director for Energy and Environment for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce. Previously, Baran served on the committee staff as senior counsel from 2011 to 2014 and as counsel from 2009 to 2010. Baran received his B.A. and M.A. from Ohio University and his J.D. from Harvard Law School.
Colonel Jeremy W. Beaven assumed command of Marine Corp Base Hawaii at MCBH Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii  
Colonel Jeremy W. Beaven assumed command of Marine Corp Base Hawaii on May 25th during a change of command ceremony at MCBH Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. He replaced Colonel Speros C. Koumparakis, who had been commanding officer since June 2020. Prior to his current assignment, Colonel Beaven was chief of staff for 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, Okinawa, Japan. Col. Beaven graduated from York College of Pennsylvania in May 1997, with a Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration. He was commissioned in April 1998. During his career, Col Beaven has served many diverse roles, including air intelligent officer, naval flight officer, aircraft maintenance officer, EA-6B instructor and division head, executive officer, and electronic warfare requirement officer. His command assignments began in 2016 as commander of Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 2 (VMAQ-2), MCAS Cherry Point, NC. He was legislative liaison, and later, chief of staff, Office of Legislative Affairs, Headquarters Marine Corps, Arlington, VA. Col. Beaven has multiple deployments to Saudia Arabia, Turkey, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Qatar. His awards include the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal-Strike/Flight (Numeral 24), Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medal (3rd Award), Navy Achievement Medal, and the Joint Service Achievement Medal. He is married to the former Torry E. Bates. They have 3 children: Abigail, Marshall, and Amelia.
Prince Edward County, Virginia hires new Information Technology Manager  
Prince Edward County, Virginia has announced the hiring of Shawn Howard as the county’s new Information Technology Manager. Howard has over 20 years of experience in the field of Information Technology. Prior joining the Prince Edward County he was employed Information Technology Manager with the Cumberland County for 9 years. His IT career experience includes working with Campbell County, Kinex Telecom, Inc, Lunenburg County Public Schools and Key Office Supply, Inc. Howard holds an associate degree in applied science & Electronics’ Technology from Southside Virginia Community College and a bachelor’s degree in information technology from the American InterContinental University.