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Department of Education announces Luis R. Lopez as next CIO
Luis R. Lopez has been selected to serve as the next Chief Information Officer for the U.S. Department of Education, effective December 18, 2022. Lopez joined the U.S. Department of Education (ED) in 2017 where he served as the Chief of Operational Services in the Enterprise Technology Services (ETS) Division within the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) where he led all information technology (IT) service delivery and customer service for the Department. In September 2019, he was selected to serve as an Service Executive Service (SES) member as the Director of ETS. In this position, he was responsible for managing and providing strategic, tactical, and operational direction to all Department stakeholders including senior leadership on the effective engineering, integration, deployment, operations and, infrastructure services supporting the geographically dispersed enterprise. Throughout his tenure at ED, he led the major transformation from a 12 year legacy IT service delivery contract to a new service model that modernized the infrastructure, end user computing and software upgrades that positioned the Department to seamlessly transition to a successful remote and hybrid workforce and continue to modernize. As Director of ETS, Luis served as a principal advisor to the CIO with respect to IT engineering and operational functions supporting the CIO's efforts in overseeing the Department's $1B portfolio. Prior to ED, Luis has served in various leadership roles including Chief Engineer at the Defense Health Agency (DHA) and Chief of Operations at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC).
Chester County, Pennsylvania hires Director of Workforce Development Board
Chester County, Pennsylvania Commissioners named Jeannette Roman as the Director of County’s Workforce Development Board. Roman lives in the Coatesville area with her four children. Roman has been working for the Workforce Development Board since 2010. Most recently she has been serving as the Acting Workforce Development Board Director with the Chester County. Roman’s experience has helped her to establish connections with county’s economic and business partners like the Economic Development Council and our Chambers of Commerce.
Ismail J. Ramsey nominated to be US Attorney for the Northern District of California at DOJ
Ismail J. Ramsey has been nominated by President Biden to serve as U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of California. Ramsey is a founding partner of Ramsey & Ehrlich LLP in Berkeley, California, where he has worked since 2006. Mr. Ramsey previously served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California from 1999 to 2003. From 1997 to 1999 and 2003 to 2005, he was an associate at Keker & Van Nest LLP in San Francisco, California. Mr. Ramsey served as a law clerk for then-Chief Judge Harry T. Edwards on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit from 1996 to 1997. Mr. Ramsey received his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1996, his M.B.A from the University of California at Berkeley in 1996, and his A.B. from Harvard College in 1989. Mr. Ramsey is a veteran of the United States Air Force.
Democrat Joshua Booth Green has won a landslide victory over Republican Duke Aiona in the race for Hawaii Governor
Democrat Joshua Booth Green has won a landslide victory over Republican Duke Aiona in the race for Hawaii Governor. Most recently Hawaii's Lieutenant Governor, Dr. Green has served as District 3 Member of the Hawaii State Senate, as District 6 Member of the Hawaii State House of Representatives, and as a Physician for the National Health Services Corps. He earned a BS in Anthropology at Swarthmore College in 1992 and an MD at Pennsylvania State University's Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in 1997. Dr. Green succeeds former Governor David Y. Ige.
Air Force 482nd Fighter Wing (AFRES) announces Col. Joshua G. Padgett as new Commander
Col. Joshua G. Padgett was recently appointed as the new Commander for 482nd Fighter Wing (AFRES). He succeeds former Commander Col. David Castaneda in the position. Col. Padgett received his commission as a Distinguished Graduate of the ROTC program. Since then, he has held various positions throughout his career to include Chief of Standardizations and Evaluations, Chief of Weapons and Tactics, Weapons and Intelligence Flight Commander, 36th Fighter Squadron, Osan AB, Republic of Korea, Chief of Weapons and Tactics, Chief of Wing Scheduling, 16th Weapons Squadron, Nellis AFB, Nevada, Director of Operations, 457th Fighter Squadron, U.S. NAS JRB Fort Worth, Texas, and Director, Commander’s Action Group, Air Force Reserve Command, HQ AFRC, Robins AFB, Georgia, among others. Prior to his current position, Col. Padgett served as the Special Assistant to the 10th AF Commander, Homestead ARB, Florida. He holds a Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, magna cum laude, from University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas, and a Master of Arts, Leadership, from Liberty University, Lynchburg, Virginia.
California Congressman Lou Correa names Rene Munoz new Chief of Staff
Rene Munoz has joined Democratic Congressman Lou Correa's staff. Munoz was appointed Chief of Staff after serving the past year and a half with Federal Street Strategies in Washington DC. Munoz has over two decades of prior experience as a Congressional staffer. He also served in the private sector as Director of Government Affairs for Univision Communications Inc in 2018.
Amentum names Loren Jones SVP and International Managing Director for National Security Group
Amentum announced that Loren Jones has joined the company as Managing Director and Senior Vice President of the International Business Line for its National Security Group. In his new role, Loren will lead the nuclear, security and environment business for government and commercial clients internationally, with an immediate focus in Europe. Prior to joining Amentum, Loren was the International and Business Winning Director for Cavendish Nuclear in the UK, where he had accountability for business in Japan, Canada, United States, and other international markets. Loren also led Business Winning across the whole of Cavendish Nuclear, significantly increasing their bid success rate during his tenure. He also held responsibility for managing strategic projects and developing ongoing relationships with customers, industry bodies and partners. Loren previously held positions with Hyde Group, Nuvia, and Westinghouse Electric Company. He is the Chair of the Northern Nuclear Alliance in the UK – an extensive Membership organisation covering the full supply chain of the nuclear sector – and a board member of the Cheshire and Warrington Local Economic Partnership.
Gregg Collins has been appointed as Police Chief for Waxhaw, NC
Napa County, California appoints new Deputy County Executive Officer, Communications
Brooke E. Lierman, a Democrat, has been elected the first woman Comptroller of the State of Maryland
President Biden appoints Ginger Sykes Torres to serve as State Executive Director of Arizona for USDA's Farm Service Agency
Richland County, Ohio appoints new Job & Family Services Director
Accenture completes acquisition of Austrian-based ARZ GmbH
Democrat Laura Montoya defeats Republican Harry Montoya to become New Mexico Treasurer
President Biden appoints William Bunce to serve as State Executive Director of Wyoming for USDA's Farm Service Agency
Democrat James A. Diossa has been elected General Treasurer for the State of Rhode Island
President Biden appoints Max Trujillo to serve as State Executive Director of Puerto Rico for USDA's Farm Service Agency
James Nolan has been appointed as Fire Chief for Amesbury, MA
Expeditionary Strike Group Three welcomes RAdm. James Kirk as its new Commander
Democrat Lydia York has been elected State Auditor of Delaware
Kings County, California appoints new Economic Development & Workforce Director
Army Reserve Medical Command welcomes BGen. Thad J. Collard as new Deputy Commanding General
Anne Nardacci confirmed to serve as US District Judge
Anthony G; Brown has been elected the first African American Attorney General of Maryland
Stanislaus County, California welcomes new Public Health Officer
David Dumais has been appointed as Fire Chief for Torrance, CA
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