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Geraldine L. Richmond has been nominated by President Biden to be the Under Secretary for Science, Department of Energy (DOE)
May 7, 2021: Geraldine L. Richmond has been nominated by President Biden to be the Under Secretary for Science, Department of Energy (DOE). Geraldine Richmond is the Presidential Chair in Science and Professor of Chemistry at the University of Oregon. Bridging the fields of chemistry and physics, Richmond’s research focusses on understanding the molecular characteristics of water surfaces, studies that have relevance to environmental issues such as oil remediation, atmospheric chemistry and alternative energy sources. Her teaching and extensive outreach efforts have focused on science communication and building a strong and inclusive workforce. She has been honored by numerous honors and awards including the National Medal of Science from President Obama (2016), the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring from President Clinton (1997) and the American Chemical Society’s highest honor, the Priestley Medal (2018). Richmond is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Chemical Society, the American Physical Society and the Association for Women in Science. Richmond received her B.S. in chemistry from Kansas State University in 1975 and her Ph.D. in physical chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley in 1980.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s appointment of William J. Walker as Sergeant at Arms of the House of Representatives has been confirmed by a majority vote in the House
May 7, 2021: Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s appointment of William J. Walker as Sergeant at Arms of the House of Representatives has been confirmed by a majority vote in the House. Walker, who was Commanding General of the DC National Guard, becomes the first Black American to serve in the role. As an elected officer of the House of Representatives, the Sergeant at Arms is the chief law enforcement and protocol officer of the House of Representatives and is responsible for maintaining order in the House side of the United States Capitol complex. The Sergeant at Arms reviews and implements all issues relating to the safety and security of Members of Congress and the Capitol complex. The Sergeant at Arms also coordinates extensively with the U.S. Capitol Police and various intelligence agencies to assess threats against Members of Congress and the Capitol complex.
Arizona Governor Doug Ducey has appointed Tom Simplot as Director for the Department of Housing
May 7, 2021: Arizona Governor Doug Ducey has appointed Tom Simplot as Director for the Department of Housing. Simplot was on the Phoenix City Council for 10 years, was president and CEO of the Arizona Multihousing Association and was a senior official at the National Endowment for the Arts during Donald Trump’s administration.
Maryland Department of Commerce Secretary Kelly M. Schulz has announced Signe Pringle as Deputy Secretary
May 7, 2021: Maryland Department of Commerce Secretary Kelly M. Schulz has announced Signe Pringle as Deputy Secretary. Pringle has 20 years of progressive experience in international business development and management in private and public sectors. Pringle served as the Department’s director of international trade and investment, helped to grow the state’s global footprint, worked to attract dozens of international companies to the state, and assisted Maryland businesses to boost exports and market their products and services to overseas customers. Prior to joining state government, Pringle worked as a global supply chain manager for an international marketing and distribution company in Estonia. Pringle has a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Baltimore, and a bachelor’s degree in international business, banking and accounting from the Estonian Business School. She currently serves as president of State International Development Organizations (SIDO), the leading U.S. organization dedicated to supporting state international trade agencies, and is on the U.S Department of Commerce’s Investment Advisory Council and the Center for Global Business at Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland.
White County, GA, County Manager Jason Cobb has tendered his resignation to the White County Board of Commissioners
May 7, 2021: White County, GA, County Manager Jason Cobb has tendered his resignation to the White County Board of Commissioners. Cobb had just completed a year as county manager. His first day on the job was April 27, 2020. The Board agreed with Cobb that he will remain with the county until June 25, 2021.
Bryan Beppler has resigned as the Cambria County, PA Human Resources Director
May 7, 2021: Bryan Beppler has resigned as the Cambria County, PA Human Resources Director. His resignation, effective May 1, was accepted by the Cambria County Commissioners . Cambria County now will be accepting applications for Director of Human Resources.
Andrew Goczkowski has been sworn in as Mayor of Des Plaines, IL
May 7, 2021: Andrew Goczkowski has been sworn in as Mayor of Des Plaines, IL. Before he was elected as the city's 8th Ward Alderman in May 2019, Mayor Goczkowski served as a Grants Coordinator / Constituent Advocate and as a Legislative Assistant for the U.S. House of Representatives, and as a Law Clerk and a Staff Attorney, Legal Division, for Des Plaines. He earned a BA in Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and a JD at The John Marshall Law School. Mayor Goczkowski succeeds former Mayor Matthew Bogusz.
The City Commission of Panama City, FL, has appointed Janette Smith as City Clerk-Treasurer
Leidos announced that Christopher Cage will succeed James Reagan as CFO, effective July 5, 2021
Air Force Col. Robert K. Bogart has been nominated by the President to the grade of Brigadier General
Dr. Colin H. Kahl was recently confirmed and sworn in as the new Under Secretary of Defense for Policy at the U.S. Department of Defense
President Joseph R. Biden announced his intent to nominate Alejandra Y. Castillo to be the new Assistant Secretary for Economic Development at the U.S. Department of Commerce
President Joseph Biden has announced his intent to nominate Cynthia Weiner Stachelberg to be Assistant Secretary / Chief Financial Officer of Policy, Management and Budget at the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI)
President Joseph Biden has announced his intent to nominate Donald Michael Remy to be Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
Karen J. Hedlund has been nominated by President Biden to be a Member of the Surface Transportation Board
Akima LLC, a NANA Development Corp subsidiary, has hired Barbara Doherty as Vice President of Contracts and Procurement
Andrew Light has been nominated by President Biden as Assistant Secretary of International Affairs, Department of Energy
Shalanda H. Baker has been nominated by President Biden as Director of the Office of Minority Economic Impact, Department of Energy
President Joseph Biden has announced his intent to nominate Tracy Stone-Manning to be Director of the Bureau of Land Management at the U.S. Department of the Interior
Emily Desai has been appointed Deputy Director of International Affairs and Trade at the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development
Governor Ron DeSantis has appointed Retired Marine Corps Major General James S. “Hammer” Hartsell as Executive Director of the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs
The Board of Health and the Commissioners of Dakota County, NE, have hired Kevin Blosch as the new Health Director
The Johnson County, KS Board of County Commissioners have approved the hiring of Peggy Trent as County Advisor
Wes Mays has been elected Mayor of Coppell, TX, defeating Rob Anderson
Maj. Gen. Robert F. Whittle, Jr., will be assigned as Deputy Commanding General, U.S. Army North, Joint Base San Antonio, TX
President Joseph R. Biden has announced his intent to nominate Rajesh D. Nayak to be the Assistant Secretary for Policy at the U.S. Department of Labor
President Joseph R. Biden has announced his intent to nominate Jessica Lewis to be the Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Political – Military Affairs at the U.S. Department of State
Azu Etoniru has been promoted to the position of Public Works Director for Bridgewater, MA
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