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President Trump has formally nominated Allen Dickerson to serve as a Commissioner on the Federal Election Commission

September 22, 2020: President Trump has formally nominated Allen Dickerson to serve as a Commissioner on the Federal Election Commission. Dickerson is currently the Legal Director for the Institute of Free Speech. Previously, he was a litigation associate for the New York office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Dickerson is nominated to fill the seat vacated by Caroline Hunter, who resigned in July 2020. There are currently three Commissioners, at least four votes are necessary for official Commission action.
NTT Data Inc has named Jason Gorman as the company’s new Senior Director of Federal Sales  
September 22, 2020: NTT Data Inc has named Jason Gorman as the company’s new Senior Director of Federal Sales. Gorman joins NTT Data from JTEK Data Solutions, where he was Chief Operating Officer. Prior to entering the private sector, Gorman was a Senior Special Agent with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and National Program Director for the Customs and Border Protection. Gorman was a Staff Sergeant with the U.S. Marine Corps before joining the Department of Homeland Security in 1995.
LtCol. Shawn R. Young recently became the new Commander of the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant  
September 22, 2020: LtCol. Shawn R. Young recently became the new Commander of the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant. He succeeds former Commander LtCol. Dana Crow in the position. He has held several key developmental, broadening, and command assignments throughout his career. He has deployed and served in Operation Iraqi Freedom IV as a battalion S-4 and company commander, Operation Iraqi Freedom VII-IX as a company commander and deputy support operations officer and Operation Enduring Freedom 2012-2013 as a brigade S-4. LtCol. Young commissioned in the United States Army in 2000 after graduating from Georgia State University. He is also a graduate of the Command and General Staff College and holds a M.S. in Administration from Central Michigan University.
Franklin Valderrama has been confirmed to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals by a Senate vote of 68-26  
September 22, 2020: Franklin Valderrama has been confirmed to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals by a Senate vote of 68-26. He will serve on the District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois. Judge Valderrama has served as an Associate Judge on the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois since 2007. Prior to that he practiced law with the Chicago firm Sanchez, Daniels & Hoffman LLP for over a decade. Judge Valderrama is one of thirteen U.S. District Judges nominated by President Trump to be confirmed this month by the Senate.
SgtMaj. Aaron G. McDonald recently became the new Sergeant Major for the Marine Corps Forces Europe & Africa  
September 22, 2020: SgtMaj. Aaron G. McDonald recently became the new Sergeant Major for the Marine Corps Forces Europe & Africa. He succeeds former SgtMaj. Michael P. Woods in the position. Prior to his current assignment, SgtMaj. McDonald previously served as the Command Senior Enlisted Leader for Joint Task Force North, United States Northern Command. He enlisted in the Marine Corps in June 1995 and was meritoriously promoted to the ranks of Lance Corporal, Sergeant and Staff Sergeant. He holds a B.A. in Management from American Military University and a M.S. in Strategic Leadership from the University of Charleston.
Kenneth A. Young has been appointed County Administrator for Goochland County, VA  
September 22, 2020: Kenneth A. Young has been appointed County Administrator for Goochland County, VA. Mr. Young began his local government career in 1991 as a budget and management intern for Las Cruces, NM, and was most recently an Assistant County Administrator for Loudoun County, VA. He previously served as Assistant Town Administrator for Capitol Heights, MD, as Acting Assistant City Manager and Housing and Neighborhood Services Director for North Las Vegas, NV, as Vice President of Strategic Solutions, Inc., and as a Senior Management Analyst for the County Manager of Clark County, NV. He earned a BA in government and an MPA from New Mexico State University. Mr. Young succeeds County Administrator John Budesky, who resigned in June 2020.
Kevin Keene has been appointed to the position of County Attorney for Pike county, KY  
September 22, 2020: Kevin Keene has been appointed to the position of County Attorney for Pike county, KY. Mr. Keene was formerly the Assistant County Attorney for Pike County. His appointment will run through the remaining term of former County Attorney Howard Hall through the 2022 election.