Appointments and Resignations

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Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security: Who Is John F. Kelly?

Kelly’s appointment drew approval from Democrats as well as Republicans. But some civil libertarians are concerned about some stances Kelly has taken. He has been reluctant to support the idea of opening all military jobs to women. And he was critical of President Obama’s efforts to close the prison camp at Guantánamo Bay, saying that human rights concerns about the prisoners in Guantánamo were “foolishness.” Like his new boss, Donald Trump, Kelly has railed against the media.   read more

Director, Office of Infrastructure Protection: Who Is Caitlin Durkovich?

At Booz Allen Hamilton, Durkovich worked on pandemic flu continuity of operations plan for FEMA and security for the IRS. In 2011, she was chief of staff in DHS's National Protection and Programs Directorate. As director of OIP, Durkovich is in charge of tasks such as teaching schoolchildren how to survive a mass shooting and stopping ISIS attempts to hack the U.S. power grid. She also testified to Congress on the mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard, in which 12 people were killed.   read more

Delegated Director, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: Who Is Kana Enomoto?

In 2005, Enomoto worked on mental health issues related to Hurricane Katrina. That year she was made the principal senior adviser to the SAMHSA administrator, a job she held through 2009. She was named deputy assistant secretary and principal adviser to the assistant secretary in August 2011, duties she performed until taking over SAMHSA. Since her appointment, Enomoto has prioritized spreading information to help slow overdoses of opioid drugs and worked to cut the suicide rate.   read more

Acting Director of the Indian Health Service: Who Is Mary L. Smith?

In 2007, Smith joined Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. After Obama won the presidency, Smith was named to the Dept of Justice transition team, then nominated as Assistant Attorney General in charge of tax issues. However, Senate Republicans blocked her appointment. She worked as a counselor in the Justice Department’s civil division until 2011, when her nomination was turned down. Smith returned to the Obama administration in 2015, this time to the Indian Health Service.   read more

Director, Division of Community Health Investigations: Who Is Ileana Arias?

Arias’ field of expertise is violence among intimate partners and family. She moved to CDC in 2000 and was chief of the Etiology and Surveillance Branch in National Center for Injury Prevention and Control’s Division of Violence Prevention. By 2004 she was acting director of the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control and was named director the following year.   read more

Secretary of Commerce: Who Is Wilbur Ross?

Trump, who has put several of his businesses into bankruptcy, nominated the so-called “King of Bankruptcy,” Wilbur Ross, to be his Commerce Secretary. Ross is currently on the board of directors of 59 different companies, including ArcelorMittal, the world’s largest steel firm. ArcelorMittal could be a beneficiary of Ross’ decisions as Commerce secretary. “He might be the second-most complicated person in the administration to vet, behind the President-elect himself,” said ethics lawyer Eisen.   read more

Acting Director, Office of Legacy Management: Who Is Thomas Pauling?

Much of Pauling’s tenure with the Department of Energy includes 11 years working on the cleanup of the Weldon Springs weapons manufacturing site near St. Louis. A World War II munitions factory was on the site and later the DOE processed uranium ore there. A quarry was filled with contaminants including uranium. Pauling worked on the cleanup from the early 1990s to 2004. The site is now a tourist attraction.   read more

Associate Under Secretary for Environment, Health, Safety and Security: Who Is Matthew Moury?

In 1992, Moury joined the DNFSB as a group lead and served in senior leadership positions for nearly two decades. In 2011 he was appointed as a deputy assistant secretary in the Office of Environmental Management. In 2014, Moury gave the Energy Dept’s response to the firing by a contractor of whistleblower Donna Busche, who reported on unsafe cleanup practices at the Hanford nuclear facility. Moury said the department had nothing to do with the dismissal of Busche by her employer, URS.   read more

Acting Assistant Secretary of the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy: Who Is David Friedman?

Friedman was grilled in 2014 by a Senate committee on the GM problem. Sen. McCaskill pointed out that consumers had complained about the failing ignition switches and a Wisconsin state trooper had warned NHTSA about them. “Why can't you take responsibility?” McCaskill asked Friedman. “You have got to take some responsibility that this isn't being handled correctly for the American driving public.” Friedman was moved to EERE as principal deputy administrator, a better fit for his skillset.   read more

Acting Assistant Secretary for Career, Technical, and Adult Education: Who Is Johan Uvin?

A native of the Netherlands, Uvin worked for Commonwealth Corp. in 2000, as a workplace learning specialist and, a year later,as a vice president. There, he conducted studies on how those in workforce development programs fared on the job. For the state of Rhode Island, Uvin worked as director of adult education, then as director of the Office of Adult, Career and Technical Education. He joined the Dept of Education in 2009 as a senior policy adviser to Asst Secretary Brenda Dann-Messier.   read more

Director of the Institute of Educational Sciences: Who Is Ruth Curran Neild?

Some of Curran Neild’s work involved the link between students’ success in ninth grade and their likelihood of graduating from high school. She joined the IES in 2011 as associate commissioner and in 2012 was named commissioner of the National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance. In 2015, she was named deputy director for policy and research. In January 2017, Curran Neild announced she was leaving the Education Dept for the nonprofit Research for Action.   read more

Assistant Deputy Secretary, Office of Innovation and Improvement: Who Is Nadya Chinoy Dabby?

Dabby had to defend the Education Dept’s record $32.5-million grant of charter school funding to Ohio. Investigations have shown that Ohio’s program is one of the most troubled in the country. “Ohio has a pretty good mechanism in place to improve overall quality and oversight,” Dabby said without providing details. “There’s always room for them to grow,” she added. Later that year, the Education Dept put a hold on the funding, saying it hadn’t been aware of all the program's problems.   read more

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, Planning, and Innovation: Who Is Lynn B. Mahaffie?

The early part of Mahaffie’s career was spent working in a Washington, D.C., law firm. She joined the Education Department in 2002. Mahaffie has been forced to defend her office’s role in overseeing the accreditation of some failing institutions, such as for-profit colleges that have gone bankrupt. She also helped roll out an expansion of the Clery Act, which mandates that crimes related to sexual assault be reported by institutions of higher education that receive federal funding.   read more

Chief Operating Officer of the Federal Student Aid Office: Who Is James Runcie?

Runcie was promoted to acting CEO in May 2011. He oversaw the important move from bank-based student loans to those held by the federal government, which saved taxpayers billions of dollars. During his tenure, FSA has increased the direct loan portfolio of federal student loans from 9.2 million recipients representing $155 billion to 32 million recipients representing $1 trillion.   read more

Director of the Office of English Language Acquisition: Who Is Libia Gil?

Gil undertook work in bilingual education at New American Schools, a non-profit research group that helped install education programs in public schools. New American Schools merged in 2005 with the American Institutes for Research, where Gil, as the organization’s managing director, developed the AIR Center for English Learners. She moved to CASEL in Chicago in 2011, becoming their vice president for practice. She held that position until joining the Department of Education.   read more

Chief of the National Guard Bureau: Who Is Joseph Lengyel?

Early in his tenure as chief, Lengyel was faced with the controversy over re-enlistment bonus clawbacks from National Guard members. He said Congress had been informed of the clawbacks as early as 2012 but had declined to pass legislation that would have stopped them. Lengyel is from an Air Force family. His father, Lauren, was also an Air Force pilot and was shot down over Vietnam in August 1967. He was captured and held in a North Vietnamese prison camp until 1973.   read more
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Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security: Who Is John F. Kelly?

Kelly’s appointment drew approval from Democrats as well as Republicans. But some civil libertarians are concerned about some stances Kelly has taken. He has been reluctant to support the idea of opening all military jobs to women. And he was critical of President Obama’s efforts to close the prison camp at Guantánamo Bay, saying that human rights concerns about the prisoners in Guantánamo were “foolishness.” Like his new boss, Donald Trump, Kelly has railed against the media.   read more

Director, Office of Infrastructure Protection: Who Is Caitlin Durkovich?

At Booz Allen Hamilton, Durkovich worked on pandemic flu continuity of operations plan for FEMA and security for the IRS. In 2011, she was chief of staff in DHS's National Protection and Programs Directorate. As director of OIP, Durkovich is in charge of tasks such as teaching schoolchildren how to survive a mass shooting and stopping ISIS attempts to hack the U.S. power grid. She also testified to Congress on the mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard, in which 12 people were killed.   read more

Delegated Director, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: Who Is Kana Enomoto?

In 2005, Enomoto worked on mental health issues related to Hurricane Katrina. That year she was made the principal senior adviser to the SAMHSA administrator, a job she held through 2009. She was named deputy assistant secretary and principal adviser to the assistant secretary in August 2011, duties she performed until taking over SAMHSA. Since her appointment, Enomoto has prioritized spreading information to help slow overdoses of opioid drugs and worked to cut the suicide rate.   read more

Acting Director of the Indian Health Service: Who Is Mary L. Smith?

In 2007, Smith joined Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. After Obama won the presidency, Smith was named to the Dept of Justice transition team, then nominated as Assistant Attorney General in charge of tax issues. However, Senate Republicans blocked her appointment. She worked as a counselor in the Justice Department’s civil division until 2011, when her nomination was turned down. Smith returned to the Obama administration in 2015, this time to the Indian Health Service.   read more

Director, Division of Community Health Investigations: Who Is Ileana Arias?

Arias’ field of expertise is violence among intimate partners and family. She moved to CDC in 2000 and was chief of the Etiology and Surveillance Branch in National Center for Injury Prevention and Control’s Division of Violence Prevention. By 2004 she was acting director of the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control and was named director the following year.   read more

Secretary of Commerce: Who Is Wilbur Ross?

Trump, who has put several of his businesses into bankruptcy, nominated the so-called “King of Bankruptcy,” Wilbur Ross, to be his Commerce Secretary. Ross is currently on the board of directors of 59 different companies, including ArcelorMittal, the world’s largest steel firm. ArcelorMittal could be a beneficiary of Ross’ decisions as Commerce secretary. “He might be the second-most complicated person in the administration to vet, behind the President-elect himself,” said ethics lawyer Eisen.   read more

Acting Director, Office of Legacy Management: Who Is Thomas Pauling?

Much of Pauling’s tenure with the Department of Energy includes 11 years working on the cleanup of the Weldon Springs weapons manufacturing site near St. Louis. A World War II munitions factory was on the site and later the DOE processed uranium ore there. A quarry was filled with contaminants including uranium. Pauling worked on the cleanup from the early 1990s to 2004. The site is now a tourist attraction.   read more

Associate Under Secretary for Environment, Health, Safety and Security: Who Is Matthew Moury?

In 1992, Moury joined the DNFSB as a group lead and served in senior leadership positions for nearly two decades. In 2011 he was appointed as a deputy assistant secretary in the Office of Environmental Management. In 2014, Moury gave the Energy Dept’s response to the firing by a contractor of whistleblower Donna Busche, who reported on unsafe cleanup practices at the Hanford nuclear facility. Moury said the department had nothing to do with the dismissal of Busche by her employer, URS.   read more

Acting Assistant Secretary of the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy: Who Is David Friedman?

Friedman was grilled in 2014 by a Senate committee on the GM problem. Sen. McCaskill pointed out that consumers had complained about the failing ignition switches and a Wisconsin state trooper had warned NHTSA about them. “Why can't you take responsibility?” McCaskill asked Friedman. “You have got to take some responsibility that this isn't being handled correctly for the American driving public.” Friedman was moved to EERE as principal deputy administrator, a better fit for his skillset.   read more

Acting Assistant Secretary for Career, Technical, and Adult Education: Who Is Johan Uvin?

A native of the Netherlands, Uvin worked for Commonwealth Corp. in 2000, as a workplace learning specialist and, a year later,as a vice president. There, he conducted studies on how those in workforce development programs fared on the job. For the state of Rhode Island, Uvin worked as director of adult education, then as director of the Office of Adult, Career and Technical Education. He joined the Dept of Education in 2009 as a senior policy adviser to Asst Secretary Brenda Dann-Messier.   read more

Director of the Institute of Educational Sciences: Who Is Ruth Curran Neild?

Some of Curran Neild’s work involved the link between students’ success in ninth grade and their likelihood of graduating from high school. She joined the IES in 2011 as associate commissioner and in 2012 was named commissioner of the National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance. In 2015, she was named deputy director for policy and research. In January 2017, Curran Neild announced she was leaving the Education Dept for the nonprofit Research for Action.   read more

Assistant Deputy Secretary, Office of Innovation and Improvement: Who Is Nadya Chinoy Dabby?

Dabby had to defend the Education Dept’s record $32.5-million grant of charter school funding to Ohio. Investigations have shown that Ohio’s program is one of the most troubled in the country. “Ohio has a pretty good mechanism in place to improve overall quality and oversight,” Dabby said without providing details. “There’s always room for them to grow,” she added. Later that year, the Education Dept put a hold on the funding, saying it hadn’t been aware of all the program's problems.   read more

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, Planning, and Innovation: Who Is Lynn B. Mahaffie?

The early part of Mahaffie’s career was spent working in a Washington, D.C., law firm. She joined the Education Department in 2002. Mahaffie has been forced to defend her office’s role in overseeing the accreditation of some failing institutions, such as for-profit colleges that have gone bankrupt. She also helped roll out an expansion of the Clery Act, which mandates that crimes related to sexual assault be reported by institutions of higher education that receive federal funding.   read more

Chief Operating Officer of the Federal Student Aid Office: Who Is James Runcie?

Runcie was promoted to acting CEO in May 2011. He oversaw the important move from bank-based student loans to those held by the federal government, which saved taxpayers billions of dollars. During his tenure, FSA has increased the direct loan portfolio of federal student loans from 9.2 million recipients representing $155 billion to 32 million recipients representing $1 trillion.   read more

Director of the Office of English Language Acquisition: Who Is Libia Gil?

Gil undertook work in bilingual education at New American Schools, a non-profit research group that helped install education programs in public schools. New American Schools merged in 2005 with the American Institutes for Research, where Gil, as the organization’s managing director, developed the AIR Center for English Learners. She moved to CASEL in Chicago in 2011, becoming their vice president for practice. She held that position until joining the Department of Education.   read more

Chief of the National Guard Bureau: Who Is Joseph Lengyel?

Early in his tenure as chief, Lengyel was faced with the controversy over re-enlistment bonus clawbacks from National Guard members. He said Congress had been informed of the clawbacks as early as 2012 but had declined to pass legislation that would have stopped them. Lengyel is from an Air Force family. His father, Lauren, was also an Air Force pilot and was shot down over Vietnam in August 1967. He was captured and held in a North Vietnamese prison camp until 1973.   read more
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