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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.