President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key Administration posts
- Matthew Butler - Nominee for Commissioner, Election Assistance Commission
- Mark R. Rosekind - Nominee for Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
President Obama also announced his intent to appoint the following individuals to key Administration posts:
- Darryl J. Madden – Member, Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin
- Brigadier General Kent D. Savre, USA – Member, Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin
- Robert M. Sussman – Member, Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin
President Obama said, “I am pleased to announce that these experienced and committed individuals have decided to serve our country. I look forward to working with them in the months and years ahead.”
President Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key Administration posts:
Matthew Butler, Nominee for Commissioner, Election Assistance Commission
Matthew Butler is a Principal at BCT Consulting Group LLC, a role he has held since 2013. From 2009 to 2013, Mr. Butler worked with Media Matters for America, first as the Chief Financial Officer and Director of Progressive Talent Initiative from 2009 to 2011, and then as the Chief Executive Officer and President from 2011 to 2013. From 2008 to 2011, Mr. Butler was the Principal Consultant with East Capitol Consulting, LLC, where he served as a senior level political advisor to various organizations. From 2007 to 2008, he was the Deputy Campaign Manager for the Chris Dodd for President Campaign, and in 2006, he was the Campaign Manager for the Maria Cantwell for Senate campaign in Washington. In 2004, Mr. Butler served as the Deputy Campaign Manager for the Kerry-Edwards campaign, and from 2002 to 2004, he was the Chief Financial Officer for the John Kerry for President campaign. He was an Associate Attorney at Haight, Brown & Bonesteel, LLP. In 2000, he served as the General Election Comptroller for the Democratic National Committee, and he served as the Planning Manager for the Presidential Inaugural Gala following the 1996 Presidential election. He began his professional career as the Deputy to the National Coordinated Campaign Director at the Democratic National Committee from 1995 to 1996. Mr. Butler received a B.A. from American University and a J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law.
Dr. Mark R. Rosekind, Nominee for Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Dr. Mark R. Rosekind is a Member of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), a position he has held since 2010. Prior to his service on the NTSB, he was President and Chief Scientist of Alertness Solutions from 1997 to 2010. From 1996 to 1997, Dr. Rosekind was Chief of the Aviation Operations Branch in the Flight Management and Human Factors Division with NASA Ames Research Center. Dr. Rosekind also served as a Research Scientist at the Ames Research Center and Team Leader for the Fatigue Countermeasures Program in the Aviation Safety Research Branch of the Flight Management and Human Factors Division from 1990 to 1997. From 1989 to 1990, he was a Research Associate in the Department of Psychiatry at Stanford University School of Medicine. From 1987 to 1989, Dr. Rosekind was a postdoctoral fellow in Sleep and Chronobiology at Brown University Medical School. Dr. Rosekind received an A.B. from Stanford University and an M.S., an M.Phil., and a Ph.D from Yale University.
President Obama announced his intent to appoint the following individuals to key Administration posts:
Darryl J. Madden, Appointee for Member, Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin
Darryl J. Madden is the Commodore of the Port of Washington Yacht Club, a position he has held since 2014. He also currently serves as Executive Director of the Homeland Security and Public Safety Practice at IMRI, Federal Sector, a position he has held since 2014. From 2010 to 2014, Mr. Madden was Director for the Ready Campaign on Emergency Preparedness and Deputy Director for Strategic Communications at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and previously held several other positions at FEMA starting in 2005. Mr. Madden was Chief Operations Officer at The Trident Group from 2004 to 2006 and Managing Partner of the communications division from 2002 to 2006. From 1998 to 2004, he worked as Director of Communications for the Deputy Mayor for Public Safety in the District of Columbia. He also served as Special Assistant to the Mayor of Baltimore from 1995 to 1998. Mr. Madden received a B.S. from the University of Baltimore and is a Senior Executive Fellow at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
Brigadier General Kent D. Savre, USA, Appointee for Member, Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin
Brigadier General Kent D. Savre serves as the Commanding General for the United States Army Corps of Engineers North Atlantic Division, a position he has held since 2012. Prior to this position, he was the Director of the Office of the Chief of Engineers from 2011 to 2012. From 2008 to 2011, he served as U.S. Forces-Iraq Theater Engineer Brigade commander in Iraq and Commander of the 36th Engineer Brigade at Fort Hood, Texas. Brigadier General Savre was Director of Counter Explosive Hazards Center at the U.S. Army Engineer School from 2005 to 2007. From 2003 to 2005, Brigadier General Savre was Battalion Commander in Fort Lewis, Washington and Commander for “Operation Iraqi Freedom” in Iraq. From 2002 to 2003, he was Assistant Corps Engineer for I Corps at Fort Lewis, Washington. From 1998 to 2002, Brigadier General Savre served as an Executive Officer in Germany and for “Operation Joint Guardian” in Kosovo. Brigadier General Savre received a B.S. from the University of Wisconsin-Stout, an M.S. from Arizona State University, and an M.S.S. from the United States Army War College.
Robert M. Sussman, Appointee for Member, Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin
Robert M. Sussman is Principal at Sussman and Associates and is an Adjunct Law Professor at Georgetown University School of Law. From 2009 to 2013, he served as Senior Policy Counsel to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator. Mr. Sussman was Co-Chair of the Obama Transition Team for EPA from 2008 to 2009. Mr. Sussman was partner at Latham & Watkins from 1995 to 2007 as well as from 1987 to 1993. From 1993 to 1994, he served as EPA Deputy Administrator. Mr. Sussman was an Associate and Partner at Covington and Burling from 1974 to 1987. He was a Judicial Clerk to Judge Stapleton of the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware from 1973 to 1974. Mr. Sussman received a B.A. from Yale College and an L.L.D. from Yale Law School.