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Elizabeth Schoff Watson confirmed as Assistant Secretary of Labor for Congressional & Intergovernmental Affairs
The U.S. Senate has confirmed President Biden nominee Elizabeth Schoff Watson with a 50-45 vote to serve as Assistant Secretary of Labor for Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs. Ms. Watson was the Democratic nominee for the 2018 U.S. House of Representatives election in Indiana's 9th congressional district, currently represented by Republican Trey Hollingsworth. She previously served as Labor Policy Director and Chief Labor Counsel on the House Committee on Education and Labor. Most recently, Ms. Watson was Executive Director of the Congressional Progressive Caucus Center. She has worked at the National Women’s Law Center, and Workplace Flexibility 2010, at Georgetown University Law Center. Watson taught courses in employment law and legislative process at Indiana University. Ms. Watson was also an associate at Orrick and Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein, a Skadden Public Interest Law Fellow, and a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Susan Illston. She earned her J.D. degree from Georgetown University Law Center and her B.A. degree from Carleton College.
Luis Felipe Restrepo officially nominated to be Commissioner of the United States Sentencing Commission
Luis Felipe Restrepo has been officially nominated to be Commissioner of the United States Sentencing Commission. Judge Luis Felipe Restrepo has served as a United States Court of Appeals Judge for the Third Circuit since 2016. Judge Restrepo previously served as a United States District Court Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania from 2013 to 2016. Judge Restrepo served as a United States Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania from 2006 to 2013. He was a partner at Krasner & Restrepo from 1993 to 2006. From 1990 to 1993, he served as an Assistant Federal Defender in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and from 1987 to 1990 as an Assistant Defender with the Defender Association of Philadelphia. Judge Restrepo received his J.D. from Tulane Law School in 1986 and his B.A from the University of Pennsylvania in 1981.
CMDCM David L. Isom selected Command Senior Enlisted Leader for the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command
CMDCM David L. Isom has been selected as the Command Senior Enlisted Leader for the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command. He is currently serving as the Command Senior Enlisted Leader of Special Operations Command Pacific. He enlisted in the Navy in 1987. CMDCM Isom’s assignments have included a full range of duties in Sea, Air, Land (SEAL) Teams and his combat and operational deployments include Operation Desert Shield, Operation Desert Storm, Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom, as well as deployments throughout the Pacific and the Horn of Africa. His other assignments include Special Reconnaissance Team TWO Command Master Chief, NSWDG Technical Support Squadron Senior Enlisted Leader, Joint Special Operations Command, Naval Special Warfare Development Group, SEAL Team ONE, and USS Mauna Kea (AE-22). CMDCM Isom most recently served as the Command Senior Enlisted Leader, Special Operations Command North, and Command Master Chief, Naval Special Warfare Group TEN. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Strategic Studies from Norwich University.
The Saline City Council voted to appoint Elle O'Connell next Treasurer
The City Council of Saline, MI, has voted to appoint Elle O'Connell as the next Treasurer, effective June 6, 2022. Most recently Finance Director and Treasurer for the city of Howell, MI, Ms. O'Connell served as the Finance and Information Technology Director for Sumpter Township. She earned a BA in Accounting and Business/Management at Michigan State University and an MPA in Government at Eastern Michigan University. Ms. O'Connell will replace outgoing Treasurer Mickie Jo Bennett.
Adam Dondro has been appointed Agency Chief Information Officer at the California Department of Health and Human Services
Adam Dondro has been appointed Agency Chief Information Officer at the California Department of Health and Human Services. Most recently Assistant Director at the California Department of Social Services, Mr. Dondro has served as Assistant Secretary of External Affairs and as Legislative Director at the California Technology Agency, as Assembly Budget Committee Consultant at the California State Assembly, and as a Legislative Aide to California State Assembly Member John Laird. He earned a BA in Psychology and Political Science at California State University at Chico in 2005 and an MPA at the University of Southern California in 2008.
Hanns Mercer has been selected as the new Public Works Director for Sheridan, WY
Hanns Mercer has been selected as the new Public Works Director for Sheridan, WY. Mr. Mercer, currently served as a City Engineer. Mercer temporarily took over the public works director duties following Thompson’s departure in March after 13 years of service. Mercer will continue to serve in the City Engineer and Public Works Director roles until a new City Engineer is hired.
DXC Technology appoints CEO Mike Salvino as new Chairman
DXC Technology’s Board of Directors announced the appointment of President and CEO Mike Salvino to the additional position of Board Chairman, effective after the Company’s Annual Meeting of Stockholders on July 26, 2022. Salvino has led DXC since September 2019. He had prior executive experience with Carrick Capital Partners, Accenture, and Aon. He succeeds Ian Read, who will be retiring from the board on that date.
Claire McCusker Murray officially nominated to be Commissioner of the United States Sentencing Commission
Jeffrey Smitherman is the new Acting Director of the Alabama Emergency Management Agency
Stephen Sloan named the permanent Fire Chief for Westbrook, ME
Michael C. Monteleone III appointed Director of Army's Assured Positioning, Navigation and Timing/Space Cross-Functional Team
General Dynamics appoints new VP of HR for its Electric Boat business
Abiel Flores sworn in as the newest Council Member of Mission, TX
Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration announces Veronica Vanterpool appointed Deputy Administrator
President Biden nominated MGen. Michael S. Cederholm with assignment as Deputy Commandant, Aviation, Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps
Laurel M. Lee has resigned as Florida's Secretary of State
Republican Cord Byrd has resigned as District 11 Representative of Florida's House of Representatives
Jeremy Humphries has been selected as the new Police Chief for Leland, NC
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