Saturday, April 27

President Obama Sent New Nominations to the Senate for key Administration posts

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William S. Jasien, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board for a term expiring October 11, 2015, vice Terrence A. Duffy, term expired.
William S. Jasien is currently the CEO and Managing Director of StoneHedge Global Partners, Inc., a position he has held since 2012.  From 1993 to 2012, Mr. Jasien held a number of executive positions at ING, including President of the Government Business Division, Senior Vice President of the Individual Business Group, Senior Vice President for Institutional Business Development, and Vice President of the Customer Service Division.  Prior to this, he served as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance and Management at the Department of the Treasury from 1991 to 1993.  From 1989 to 1991, he was Director for Congressional and Public Affairs at Resolution Trust Corporation.  Mr. Jasien worked in the Office of the Vice President from 1987 to 1989, and started his career as a Legislative Assistant to Senator Paula Hawkins in 1985.  He has served as a Director on the Board of Directors of the Securities Investor Protection Corporation since 2007.  Mr. Jasien received a B.S. from James Madison University.
Nanci E. Langley, of Hawaii, to be a Commissioner of the Postal Regulatory Commission for a term expiring November 22, 2018. (Reappointment)
Nanci E. Langley is currently a Commissioner of the Postal Regulatory Commission, a position she has held since 2008.  She has served as Vice Chairman twice, most recently in 2012.  Previously, Ms. Langley was Director of the Office of Public Affairs & Government Relations at the Postal Regulatory Commission from 2007 to 2008.  She served from 1999 to 2007 as Deputy Staff Director of the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs’ Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce, and the District of Columbia.  From 1990 to 1999, she served as a Senior Legislative Assistant in U.S. Senator Daniel Akaka’s office, and was Communications Director for U.S. Senator Spark Matsunaga from 1983 to 1990.  Ms. Langley received a B.A. from the University of Southern California.
Brent Franklin Nelsen, of South Carolina, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting for a term expiring January 31, 2016, vice Gay Hart Gaines, term expired.
Dr. Brent F. Nelsen is a Professor of Political Science at Furman University, a position he has held since 2002.  He has served as Chair of the South Carolina Educational Television Commission since 2011.  From 2003 to 2009, he served as Chair of the Department of Political Science at Furman University, and has held various teaching positions there since 1990.  He was President of the South Carolina Political Science Association from 2009 to 2010, and is a member of the American Political Science Association.  Dr. Nelsen received a B.A. from Wheaton College, and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Howard A. Shelanski, of Pennsylvania, to be Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, vice Cass R. Sunstein, resigned.
Howard A. Shelanski is the Director of the Bureau of Economics at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), a position he has held since 2012.  Mr. Shelanski is currently on leave from the Georgetown University Law Center, where he has been a professor since 2011.  From 2011 to 2012, he was also Of Counsel to the law firm Davis, Polk & Wardwell.  Prior to this, he was the Deputy Director for Antitrust in the FTC's Bureau of Economics from 2009 to 2011.  Before joining the FTC, Mr. Shelanski was on the faculty at the University of California at Berkeley from 1997 to 2009.  He served as Chief Economist of the Federal Communications Commission from 1999 to 2000 and as Senior Economist for the President's Council of Economic Advisers at the White House from 1998 to 1999.  He was an associate with Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd & Evans from 1995 to 1997.  He served as a clerk for Justice Antonin G. Scalia of the United States Supreme Court, for Judge Louis H. Pollak of the U.S. District Court in Philadelphia, and for Judge Stephen F. Williams of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.  Mr. Shelanski received a B.A. from Haverford College, and a J.D. and Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley.
President Obama said, “Our nation will be greatly served by the talent and expertise these individuals bring to their new roles.  I am grateful they have agreed to serve in this Administration, and I look forward to working with them in the months and years ahead.”

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