New Additions to AllGov

Date: Monday, January 4, 2010 12:29 AM
Category: Allgov Blogs

AllGov has added profiles of several Obama appointees, including ten ambassadors. Colombia has also been added to the Nations section.

 
Agency Heads
David Kappos-U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Aaron Williams-Peace Corps
Daniel Yohannes-Millennium Challenge Corporation
Bob Abbey-Bureau of Land Management
David Matsuda-Maritime Administration
Daniel Elliott-Surface Transportation Board
Chuck Hagel-President’s Intelligence Board
David Boren-President’s Intelligence Board
Cynthia Quarterman-Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
Brenda Dann-Messier-Office of Vocational and Adult Education
Adam Namm-Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations
Anne Ferro-Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
Patrick Fitzgerald-Defense Contract Audit Agency
Alexa Posny- Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
Warren “Pete” Miller-Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management
Luis C de Baca-Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons
 
Ambassadors
David Thorne-Italy and San Marino
David Huebner-New Zealand and Samoa
Cynthia Stroum-Luxembourg
Charles Ray-Zimbabwe
Bruce Oreck-Finland
Beatrice Wilkinson Welters-Trinidad and Tobago
Gordon Gray-Tunisia
Martha Campbell-Marshall Islands
 
Nation

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When Serbia and Montenegro split in 2006, in June Kaluđerović became Montenegro’s representative at the United Nations, running his country’s mission out of his son’s bedroom, and ambassador after that country became a member. While serving as UN ambassador, Kaluđerović was invited to speak at a New York meeting of the Nero Wolfe society, the Wolfe Pack, because the fictional detective created by Rex Stout was said to have been born in Montenegro.   read more

Director of the United States Secret Service: Who Is Randolph Alles?

Alles is the first Secret Service director in more than 100 years who didn't come from within Secret Service ranks. In 2003, in spite of official denials, Alles defended the use of a napalm-like substance in the Iraq war, saying, “The generals love napalm. It has a big psychological effect.” Working for Border Protection in 2013, Alles defended the use of $18 million Predator drones, costing more than $12,000 an hour to operate, for drug interdictions when cheaper platforms were available.   read more

Ambassador of Jamaica to the United States: Who Is Audrey Marks?

Marks founded six businesses, including a banana plantation, a real estate development firm, a transportation company, and a venture capital operation. Her biggest success came in 1997, when she founded Paymaster (Jamaica) Ltd, the country’s first consolidated bill payment agency. It became a big success, with more than 1.4 million customers and more than $40 billion in annual transactions. She later sold 80% of her ownership in the company, but remained its chairman.   read more

Inter-American Commission Takes U.S. Human Rights Abuse Case for First Time

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights has given the U.S. three months to respond to charges of abuse of human rights, from the family of a San Diego man who was beaten to death by Border Patrol agents in 2010. It is the first time the commission has taken up a claim for extrajudicial killing, torture and obstruction of justice in the U.S. Border watchers consider it a major test of the Trump administration’s stand on immigration, crime and law enforcement.   read more

Assistant Secretary of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration: Who Is Elinore McCance-Katz?

The appointment of McCance-Katz by President Trump drew criticism from Republican Rep. Tim Murphy: “While she was serving at SAMHSA, there were questionable hiring practices...an anti-medical approach to serious mental illness and substance abuse treatment and...the continued upward rise of suicide and substance abuse deaths.” McCance-Katz praised Trump’s election in a November article for National Review, calling it “an exciting turn of events for people afflicted with mental illness.”   read more
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