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Virginia Governor Ralph Northam announced that Joe Flores has been appointed Secretary of Finance
June 21, 2021: Virginia Governor Ralph Northam announced that Joe Flores has been appointed Secretary of Finance, effective July 1. Flores has served as Deputy Secretary of Finance since January 2018, providing budgetary guidance on a range of fiscal policy issues and counsel on expenditures from federal stimulus bills to address the impacts of the pandemic in Virginia. He helped lead Governor Northam’s Medicaid expansion efforts, which included strategic planning, policy design, fiscal analysis, stakeholder engagement, legislative negotiations, and communications. Flores served as Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Resources from 2014 to 2018 in Governor Terry McAuliffe's administration. For two decades, Flores has advised legislators in Texas, Minnesota, and Virginia on fiscal policy issues in health and human resources, including a dozen years with Virginia’s Senate Finance Committee. Flores succeeds Aubrey Layne, who accepted a position in the private sector with Norfolk, VA-based Sentara Healtcare.
Col John B. Gallemore assumed command of the 8th Fighter Wing, Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea
June 21, 2021: Col John B. Gallemore assumed command of the 8th Fighter Wing, Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea. He relieved Col. Christopher B. Hammond, who had been Commander since June 2020. Prior to his current assignment, Col. Gallemore served as Commander of the 57th Operations Groups, Nellis AFB, Nevada. As the 8th FW Commander, he is responsible for the plans, support and execution of military operations in support of counter-air, aerial interdiction and close-air support on the Korean Peninsula. The 8th FW consists of more than 2,700 active duty personnel, four groups and 13 squadrons, including two F-16 fighter squadrons.
President Biden is nominating Dr. Carlton Waterhouse to be Assistant Administrator of Land and Emergency Management at the Environmental Protection Agency
June 21, 2021: President Biden announced his intent to nominate Dr. Carlton Waterhouse to be Assistant Administrator of Land and Emergency Management at the Environmental Protection Agency. Dr. Waterhouse has served as an Attorney in the EPA's Office of Regional Counsel in Atlanta, GA, and in the EPA's Office of the General Counsel in Washington, DC. He is currently a Professor at the Howard University School of Law. Dr. Waterhouse earned a BS at Pennsylvania State University, an MTS at the Candler School of Theology at Emory University, a JD at the Howard University School of Law, and a PhD at Emory University's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, he will replace Acting Assistant Administrator Peter Wright.
President Biden announced his intent to nominate Guy Kiyokawa to be Assistant Secretary for Enterprise Integration at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
June 21, 2021: President Biden announced his intent to nominate Guy Kiyokawa to be Assistant Secretary for Enterprise Integration at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Presently, Deputy Director for the Defense Health Agency, Mr. Kiyokawa has served as the DHA's Chief of Staff, as Chief of Staff for TRICARE Management Activity, as Army Liaison to the Mil Health System Governance Implementation Team in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, as Assistant Chief of Staff for Facilities at the U.S. Army Medical Command, as Deputy Commander for Administration at the U.S. Army Aeromedical Center and Lyster Army Health Clinic, as Executive Officer at Tripler Army Medical Center and Pacific Regional Medical Command, and as Deputy Commander of the U.S. Army Health Facility Planning Agency. He earned a BS in civil engineering at the University of Southern California and an MHA at Baylor University. If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Mr. Kiyokawa will replace acting Assistant Secretary Dat Tran.
President Joseph Biden has appointed Justin Garrett Moore to be a Member of the Commission of Fine Arts
June 21, 2021: President Joseph Biden has appointed Justin Garrett Moore to be a Member of the Commission of Fine Arts. Presently a Program Officer for the Humanities in Place program at the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Mr. Moore has served as a Commissioner for the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts, as a Lecturer at Yale University, as a Commissioner for the American Planning Association, as an Adjunct Associate Professor and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia University, as Executive Director of the New York City Public Design Commission, and as a Senior Urban Designer for the City of New York Department of City Planning. He earned a Bachelor's Degree in design and architecture at the University of Florida and an MS in architecture and urban design at Columbia University. Mr. Moore replaces former Member Perry Guillot.
President Biden announced his intent to nominate Sandra D. Bruce to be Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Education
June 21, 2021: President Biden announced his intent to nominate Sandra D. Bruce to be Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Education. Ms. Bruce, who is currently the department's acting Inspector General, joined the Department of Education in 2014 as Deputy Inspector General. She previously served as Assistant Inspector General for Inspections at the U.S. Department of Energy; Assistant Inspector General for Inspections at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency; Law Enforcement and Postal Service Security Chief at the U.S. Postal Service; and Audit Supervisor and an Associate Program Director for the U.S. Army Audit Agency. She earned a BS in business administration at Fayetteville State University and an MS in information systems at Hawaii Pacific University.
McDowell County, NC has a new Director for the Parks and Recreation Department
June 21, 2021: McDowell County, NC has a new Director for the Parks and Recreation Department. Chad Marsh will be the new recreation director for the county, and he will be the successor for Susan Huskins, who is retiring. Marsh has a Bachelor of Science degree in history with a minor in naval science from Jacksonville University. He has a Master’s degree in human resource management from Webster University.
Caldwell County's Board of Commissioners held a special meeting and voted to dismiss County Manager Stan Kiser
William E. Hutchings, Jr., has been appointed as permanent City Attorney for Suffolk, VA
Regina Rodriguez was confirmed to serve as a District Judge for the District of Colorado on the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
The City Council of Mason City, IA, has appointed Brent Hinson as Deputy City Administrator and Finance Director
Col. Sean D. Crockett was recently named the new Commandant of the US Army Chemical, Biological, Radiological & Nuclear School
President Biden has nominated Thomas A. Monheim to be Inspector General for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence
President Biden has appointed Hazel Ruth Edwards to be a Member of the Commission of Fine Arts
Alex Farrell has been appointed Deputy Commissioner for the state of Vermont’s Department of Housing and Community Development
Cole County, Missouri officials announced that Emergency Management Serivces Chief Matt Lindewirth is resigning
Shelby County, Illinois Sheriff Don Koonce has submitted his resignation
Dr. Grenita Lathan is the new School Superintendent for Springfield, Missouri
Nicole Valentine has been appointed Administrative Services Director for Arroyo Grande, CA
Col. Alexis Rivera Espada is the U.S. Army's new Garrison Commander for Garrison Fort Benning
Stephen S. duMont is now President of GM Defense LLC, the military products division of General Motors
President Biden has nominated David Weil to be the new Administrator for the Wage and Hour Division at the U.S. Department of Labor
President Biden announced his intent to nominate Damon Y. Smith to be the General Counsel for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Vermont Governor Phil Scott announced the appointment of Alison Krompf as Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Mental Health
Amanda Vanderoef is the new Director of Social Services for Transylvania County, North Carolina
Manatee County, Florida Commissioners voted to confirm Robert Reinshuttle as a Deputy County Administrator
Ron Stempien is the new Fire Chief for Goldsboro, North Carolina
rian Rewis has been appointed interim Community and Economic Development Director for Lakeland, FL
Booz Allen Hamilton has entered into an agreement to acquire Liberty IT Solutions LLC for approximately $725 million
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