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:
- Angela L. Ripley – Member, Board of Directors of the National Association of Registered Agents and Brokers
- Gail H. Marcus – Member, Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board
- Kate Marshall – Member, Election Assistance Commission
- Leslie Bowman – Member, National Council on the Humanities
- George Sanchez – Member, National Council on the Humanities
- Kent Hirozawa – Member, National Labor Relations Board
President Obama also announced his intent to appoint the following individual to a key Administration post:
- Emanuel Chirico – Member, Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations
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.”
President Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key Administration posts:
Angela L. Ripley, Nominee for Member, Board of Directors of the National Association of Registered Agents and Brokers
Angela L. Ripley is the President of VW Brown Insurance Service, a position she has held since 2000. Ms. Ripley has also served as National Director for the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America since 2014. Ms. Ripley worked at Erie Insurance Group from 1994 to 2000, as a small claims adjuster and then Senior District Sales Manager. She has also served in various positions with the Independent Insurance Agents of Maryland, including State National Director in 2014, Chairman in 2012, Vice Chairman in 2010, and Director-at-Large in 2009. Ms. Ripley received a B.S. from Frostburg State University.
Dr. Gail H. Marcus, Nominee for Member, Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board
Dr. Gail H. Marcus is an independent consultant on nuclear technology and policy, a position she has held since 2007. Dr. Marcus served as Deputy Director-General of the Nuclear Energy Agency of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development from 2004 to 2007. From 1999 to 2004, she was Principal Deputy Director of the Office of Nuclear Energy, Science, and Technology at the Department of Energy. Dr. Marcus held a number of roles at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) from 1985 to 1999, including Acting Deputy Executive Director for the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards/Advisory Committee on Nuclear Waste from 1997 to 1998, a senior executive in the Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation from 1992 to 1997, NRC Liaison to Japan's Ministry of International Trade and Industry in 1992, Technical Assistant to NRC Commissioner Rogers from 1987 to 1992, and a senior executive in the Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research from 1985 to 1987. Dr. Marcus was Assistant Chief for the Science Policy Research Division at the Congressional Research Service from 1980 to 1985 and Deputy Chief for the Support Systems Division of Analytic Services Inc. from 1972 to 1980. She has served as President of the American Nuclear Society and as Chair of the Engineering Section of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Dr. Marcus received an S.B., S.M., and Sc.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Kate Marshall, Nominee for Commissioner, Election Assistance Commission
Kate Marshall has been a Principal at her own legal consulting firm, Marshall Legal Consulting, since 2015. From 2015 to 2016, Ms. Marshall was the Executive Director of Opportunity Alliance Nevada. She is the former Nevada State Treasurer where she served from 2007 to 2014. From 2002 to 2006, she was a solo practitioner at the Law Offices of Kate Marshall. Ms. Marshall served as Executive Director of Advanced Telecom Group, Inc. from 2000 to 2002 and was Senior Deputy Attorney General in the Nevada Attorney General’s Office from 1997 to 2000. Ms. Marshall also worked in the Antitrust Division at the U.S. Department of Justice, first as a trial attorney in the San Francisco Field Office from 1990 to 1994, and then as a trial attorney for the Telecommunications Task Force from 1994 to 1997. From 1983 to 1985, Ms. Marshall served as a teacher for the U.S. Peace Corps stationed in Kenya. Ms. Marshall received a B.A. and J.D. from University of California, Berkeley.
Leslie Greene Bowman, Nominee for Member, National Council on the Humanities
Leslie Greene Bowman is President and CEO of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation at Monticello, a position she has held since 2008. Previously, she was Director and CEO of the Winterthur Museum from 1999 to 2008, and Executive Director and CEO of the National Museum of Wildlife Art from 1997 to 1999. From 1980 to 1997, she served in various curatorial and management positions at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Ms. Bowman was also a Member of the Board of Trustees of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. She was appointed to the Committee for the Preservation of the White House in 1995 and was reappointed in 2013. From 2002 to 2008, she served on the Board of the Association of Art Museum Directors. Ms. Bowman received a B.Phil. from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and an M.A. from the University of Delaware.
Dr. George Sanchez, Nominee for Member, National Council on the Humanities
Dr. George Sanchez is Vice Dean for Diversity and Strategic Initiatives at the University of Southern California (USC), a position he has held since 2010. Dr. Sanchez is also Director of the Center for Diversity and Democracy at USC and is Professor of American Studies & Ethnicity and History, positions he has held since 2007 and 2005, respectively. He has held numerous administrative and academic positions since joining the faculty of USC in 1997 including Vice Dean for College Diversity from 2009 to 2010, Director for College Diversity from 2008 to 2009, and former President of the American Studies Association from 2001 to 2002. Dr. Sanchez also held numerous academic appointments at the University of Michigan and the University of California, Los Angeles. He received the inaugural 2011 Equity Award from the American Historical Association and the 2010 Outstanding Latino, a Faculty in Higher Education Award from the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education, Inc. Dr. Sanchez received a B.A. from Harvard University and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Stanford University.
Kent Hirozawa, Nominee for Member, National Labor Relations Board
Kent Hirozawa is a Member of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), a position he has held since 2013. From 2010 to 2013, Mr. Hirozawa was chief counsel to NLRB Chairman Mark Pearce. Prior to that, he was a partner in the New York law firm Gladstein, Reif and Meginniss LLP from 1990 to 2010 and an associate from 1986 to 1989. Mr. Hirozawa previously served as a field attorney for the NLRB from 1984 to 1986. He was a Law Clerk for the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit from 1982 to 1984. Mr. Hirozawa received a B.A. from Yale University and a J.D. from New York University School of Law.
President Obama announced his intent to appoint the following individual to a key Administration post:
Emanuel Chirico, Appointee for Member, Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations
Emanuel Chirico is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Phillip Van Heusen (PVH Corp.), positions he has held since 2007 and 2006 respectively. Mr. Chirico has been at PVH Corp. since 1993 and has served in multiple capacities including President and Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to PVH Corp., Mr. Chirico joined Ernst & Young in 1979 and served as Partner from 1989 to 1993. He was previously on the Board of Trustees of Fordham University, and currently serves on the boards for Save the Children and Dick’s Sporting Goods. Mr. Chirico received a B.S. from Fordham University.