WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key Administration posts:
Stan Meiburg - Deputy Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency
Stuart F. Delery - Associate Attorney General, Department of Justice
Rich Julius - Member, Internal Revenue Service Oversight Board
President Obama also announced his intent to appoint the following individuals to key Administration posts:
Joseph P. Riley, Jr. -Member, Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
Tiffany Dena Loftin - Member, President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for African Americans
Jim W. Balsiger - United States Commissioner, International Pacific Halibut Commission
Gordon “Jeff” Fassett - Federal Commissioner, Red River Compact Commission
Mark Scarano - Alternate Federal Cochairperson, Northern Border Regional Commission
President Obama said, “I am grateful that these talented and dedicated individuals have agreed to take on these important roles and devote their talents to serving the American people. I look forward to working with them in the coming months and years.”
Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr. will be appointed to the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation in addition to his duties as Mayor of Charleston, South Carolina.
President Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key Administration posts:
Dr. Stan Meiburg, Nominee for Deputy Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency
Dr. Stan Meiburg is currently Senior Advisor to the Administrator and Acting Deputy Administrator at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), positions he has held since 2014. Previously, he served as Deputy Regional Administrator for EPA Region 4 from 1996 to 2014. He was Deputy Regional Administrator for EPA Region 6 from 1995 to 1996. Dr. Meiburg was Director of the EPA Region 6 Air, Pesticides and Toxics Division from 1990 to 1995. He held a number of positions at the EPA’s Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards in Triangle Park, North Carolina, serving as its Acting Deputy Office Director in 1990, Planning and Management Staff Director from 1987 to 1989, and Special Assistant for Program Development from 1985 to 1987. Dr. Meiburg worked in EPA Headquarters from 1977 to 1985, serving as Executive Assistant to the Deputy Administrator in 1984, Special Assistant to the Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation in 1983, and as an Analyst with the Office of Policy, Planning and Evaluation from 1977 to 1983. Dr. Meiburg received a B.A. from Wake Forest University and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from The Johns Hopkins University.
Stuart F. Delery, Nominee for Associate Attorney General, Department of Justice
Stuart F. Delery is the Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Division at the Department of Justice (DOJ), a position he has held since 2013. Since 2014, he has also served as Acting Associate Attorney General at DOJ. Mr. Delery held a number of other positions at DOJ from 2009 to 2013, including Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Division, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Senior Counselor to the Attorney General, Associate Deputy Attorney General, and Chief of Staff to the Deputy Attorney General. Before joining DOJ, Mr. Delery was a Partner at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP from 2001 to 2009 and served as an Associate from 1995 to 2001. He served as Vice Chair of the firm’s Securities Department and as a member of the Litigation Department and Appellate & Supreme Court Litigation Practice. He began his legal career in 1993 as a Law Clerk for Chief Judge Gerald Tjoflat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and served as a Law Clerk for United States Supreme Court Justices Sandra Day O’Connor and Byron R. White from 1994 to 1995. Mr. Delery received a B.A. from the University of Virginia and a J.D. from Yale Law School.
Rich Julius, Nominee for Member, Internal Revenue Service Oversight Board
Rich Julius is currently Principal Product Manager for Progress Software, a position he has held since 2014. From 2011 to 2014, he served as CEO and Managing Director of iMedia Revenue Ltd. From 2009 to 2011, Mr. Julius was Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for New Media News LLC. Prior to that, he was Vice President and Partner of Interactive Technology for Crimson Consulting Group Inc. from 2007 to 2009. Mr. Julius served as a website globalization consultant for Cisco Systems while at M Squared Inc. from 2006 to 2007 and served M Squared again as a consultant to Cisco in 2014. From 1999 to 2007, he was President of Specific Impulse Inc., a Silicon Valley information architecture company. Mr. Julius has worked in leadership positions at various software companies, including Marketing Solutions Software Inc., Perspecta Inc., Informix Software, Oracle Corporation, and PeopleSoft. He also founded the Technical Communication program at the University of California, Berkeley and taught in the Extension program from 1995 to 2000. Mr. Julius received a B.A. and an M.F.A. from the University of Michigan.
President Obama announced his intent to appoint the following individuals to key Administration posts:
Joseph P. Riley, Jr., Appointee for Member, Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
Joseph P. Riley, Jr. is Mayor of Charleston, South Carolina. He was first elected in 1975 and is serving in his tenth term. From 1986 to 1987, he served as President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) and currently serves on the USCM’s Executive Committee. He founded the Mayors’ Institute on City Design in 1986, served as Chairman of the Cities Task Force of the Southern Growth Policies Board from 1979 to 1981, and was President of the National Association of Democratic Mayors from 1988 to 1992. Mayor Riley was elected to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 1968, where he served for six years. Mayor Riley was awarded the National Medal of the Arts in 2009 for cultivating Charleston’s historic and cultural resources to enhance public spaces and in 2010, the American Architectural Foundation and the U.S. Conference of Mayors created The Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Award for Leadership in City Design in his honor. He received the American Society of Landscape Architects’ 2004 Olmsted Medal, was honored in 2000 as the first recipient of the Urban Land Institute J. C. Nichols Prize for Visionary Urban Development, and received the Thomas Jefferson Award from the American Institute of Architects for Public Architecture in 1994. Mayor Riley received a B.A. from The Citadel and a J.D. from the University of South Carolina School of Law.
Tiffany Dena Loftin, Appointee for Member, President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for African Americans
Tiffany Dena Loftin is a Digital Strategist at the American Federation of Teachers, a position she has held since 2014. In 2013, she was Conference Director at Energy Action Coalition. Since 2012, she has served as the President of United States Student Association and Foundation (USSA), where, on behalf of USSA, she has represented over four million college students before Congress, the United States Department of Education, and social justice coalitions. From 2011 to 2012, Ms. Loftin served as Vice President of USSA, and from 2010 to 2011, she was Chair of USSA’s National People of Color Student Coalition. Ms. Loftin received a B.A. from the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Dr. Jim W. Balsiger, Appointee for United States Commissioner, International Pacific Halibut Commission
Dr. Jim W. Balsiger is the Regional Administrator for the Alaska Region of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service, a position he has held since 2000. He was appointed as United States Commissioner on the United States Section of the North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission in 2013. He has served as a United States Commissioner on the International Pacific Halibut Commission since 2005. From 2008 to 2010, he served as the Acting Assistant Administrator for Fisheries at NOAA. Dr. Balsiger served as the Acting Regional Science and Research Director at the Alaska Fisheries Science Center from 1996 to 2000, where he also served as Deputy Science Director from 1991 to 1995. Prior to that, he was the Program Leader for the Status of Stocks Task within the Center's Resource Ecology and Fisheries Management Division from 1977 to 1991. Dr. Balsiger received a B.S. from the Michigan Technological University, an M.S. from Purdue University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Washington.
Gordon “Jeff” Fassett, Appointee for Federal Commissioner, Red River Compact Commission
Gordon “Jeff” Fassett, currently serves as the Federal Commissioner and Chairman of the Red River Compact Commission, a position he has held since 2002. Mr. Fassett also serves as Director of the Water Rights Strategic Program at HDR Engineering Inc., a position he has held since 2006. Prior to these positions, Mr. Fassett was President of Fassett Consulting LLC from 2000 to 2006. He served as the State Engineer from 1987 to 2000 and as Deputy State Engineer for the State of Wyoming from 1984 to 1987. He also worked for Leonard Rice Consulting Water Engineers in a variety of roles from 1979 to 1984, including Vice President from 1983 to 1984. Mr. Fassett served in several Water Resource Engineer positions involved in water resources and water rights at Denver Water Department from 1975 to 1979. Mr. Fassett received a B.S. from the University of Wyoming.
Mark Scarano, Appointee for Alternate Federal Cochairperson, Northern Border Regional Commission
Mark Scarano is currently the Chief Executive Officer of the Grafton County Economic Development Council, a position he has held since 2006. Previously, he was the Executive Director and Business Development Director for the Piscataquis County, Maine Economic Development Council from 1999 to 2006. From 1996 to 1998, Mr. Scarano served as the Community Development Director for the Town of Millinocket, Maine. He received a B.A. from the University of Southern Maine and an M.A. from Iowa State University.