WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key Administration posts:
Scott Allen – United States Director, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Mary Kendall – Inspector General, Department of the Interior
President Obama also announced his intent to appoint the following individual to a key Administration post:
Jim M. Ash – Member, Board for International Food and Agricultural Development
President Obama said, “The talent and expertise these individuals bring to their roles will serve our nation well. I am grateful for their service and look forward to working with them.”
President Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key Administration posts:
Scott Allen, Nominee for United States Director , European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Scott Allen is a private investor and former investment banker in Bethesda, Maryland. Previously, Mr. Allen served as a Managing Director of Credit & Rates at J.P. Morgan Securities LTD in London from 2001 to 2004. Prior to J.P. Morgan, he worked at Chase Manhattan Securities LTD in London as a Senior Sales Manager from 1992 to 1999 and as a Managing Director from 1999 to 2000. Mr. Allen was Vice President of Manufacturers Hanover Corporation in Tokyo, Japan from 1986 to 1992 after serving as an Assistant Vice President in the Sovereign Risk Group at Manufacturers Hanover in New York City from 1982 to 1986. Mr. Allen received a B.A. from Sophia University and a M.S. from Georgetown University.
Mary Kendall, Nominee for Inspector General, Department of the Interior
Mary Kendall is the Deputy Inspector General in the Office of Inspector General (OIG) at the Department of the Interior, a position she has held since 1999. From 2001 to 2006, she concurrently served as the Acting General Counsel of OIG. Previously, Ms. Kendall served in the Office of Criminal Enforcement, Forensics, and Training at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). During that time, she was the Associate Director from 1998 to 1999, Special Assistant to the Director from 1992 to 1998, and an Attorney-Advisor from 1989 to 1992. From 1995 to 1996, Ms. Kendall served as a Special Assistant to the U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia. She was an Attorney-Advisor at EPA from 1986 to 1989. From 1983 to 1984, Ms. Kendall served as a prosecutor for the city of St. Paul, Minnesota and from 1980 to 1983, she was a law clerk for the Honorable Stephen L. Maxwell at the Ramsey County District Court. Ms. Kendall received a B.A. from St. Olaf College and a J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law.
President Obama announced his intent to appoint the following individual to a key Administration post:
Jim M. Ash, Appointee for Member, Board for International Food and Agricultural Development
Jim M. Ash is a Partner at Husch Blackwell LLP, a position he has held since 1993. He has served as Chair of the firm’s Food and Agribusiness Unit since 2013. Mr. Ash was Chair of the Business Division from 2008 to 2013 and Chair of the Corporate Department from 2002 to 2008. He concurrently served as Interim General Counsel for H&R Block from 2008 to 2012. Prior to joining Husch Blackwell, Mr. Ash worked at Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP as a partner from 1987 to 1993 and as an Associate from 1981 to 1987. Mr. Ash also serves on the boards of the Midwest Center for Holocaust Education, Graceland University ENACTUS, Glentel (USA), Inc., and Automotive Technologies, Inc. Mr. Ash received a B.A. and a J.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles.