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Administrator of Job Corps: Who is Lenita Jacobs-Simmons?

In South Carolina, Jacobs-Simmons served as grants administrator for the Charleston County government and executive director of the Trident Workforce Investment Board. In 1999, she joined the Labor Department’s Employment and Training Administration (ETA) as deputy assistant secretary. In 2002, she was named administrator of the Department of Labor and deputy assistant secretary for ETA’s field operations. She was subsequently named regional administrator for ETA’s Philadelphia office.   read more

Chair of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission: Who Is Thomas Hicks?

Hicks worked as a senior lobbyist and policy analyst for Common Cause, a nonpartisan, nonprofit group that empowers citizens to make their voices heard in the political process and to hold their elected leaders accountable to the public interest. He then served as a senior elections counsel and minority elections counsel on the House Committee on House Administration, responsible for issues relating to campaign finance, election reform, contested elections and oversight of both the EAC and FEC.   read more

Chair of the Board of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting: Who Is Lori Gilbert?

Since October 1986, Gilbert has been news director at KELK/KLKO Radio in Elko, Nevada, where for about 18 years she has hosted a daily half-hour community news program, “Elko Live.” In 1997, she became the founding news director and first anchor of KENV TV News 10 in Elko. Gilbert was appointed to the CPB board by President George W. Bush in 2008, and reappointed to a second term by President Obama in 2013. In 2003, Gilbert had a voice role in the movie "Identity," starring John Cusack.   read more

Solicitor General: Who Is Noel Francisco?

Francisco represented R.J. Reynolds Tobacco in its successful First Amendment challenge to a federal regulation requiring cigarette manufacturers to display graphic warning images on cigarette packages. Francisco also won the appeal of former Republican Governor Bob McDonnell of Virginia, who’d been convicted of taking bribes. He recently found himself in the midst of a prominent case as acting solicitor general when he had to argue that Trump’s travel ban should be implemented.   read more

Chair of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission: Who Is Jenny Yang?

Yang began her government service as a trial attorney in Dept of Justice Civil Rights Division. At the law firm of Cohen Milstein, she represented plaintiffs, mainly workers, in civil rights class actions and wage collective actions. Her prominent cases included Dukes v. Wal-Mart, the largest sex-discrimination class-action suit in history, in which she represented a class of 1.6 million women against Wal-Mart. The case went to the Supreme Court before being dismissed on technical grounds.   read more

Co-Chair of the President's Intelligence Advisory Board: Who Is Jami Miscik?

Miscik oversaw the team of CIA analysts that produced the August 2001, report, “Bin Laden Determined to Strike in the U.S.,” which was infamously ignored by the Bush administration five weeks prior to the 9/11 attacks. She was one of the CIA officials who rejected the linking of Saddam Hussein with al-Qaeda as one of the reasons for invading Iraq. Mascik threatened to resign from the agency two months before the invasion, in response to pressure from VP Cheney’s chief of staff, Scooter Libby.   read more

Chairman of the Udall Foundation: Who Is Eric Eberhard?

In 1989, Eberhard began a stint working for Sen. John McCain as general counsel and staffer on the Senate Indian Affairs Committee. He was first named to the Udall board of trustees in 2000 and was subsequently reappointed by Democratic and Republican presidents. He later led its Committee on the Native Nations Institute for Leadership, Management and Policy at the University of Arizona, which provides tribal decision makers with professional training.   read more

Chairman of the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission: Who Is Harry Hill?

Hill worked for 3½ years in Japan as an English teacher in the Gifu prefecture schools. He later wrote that, “My interest in Japan grew after my freshman year at university in 1981 after I read a book called Japan as Number One. Around the same time, I started practicing a Japanese martial art called Shorinji Kempo, which increased my interest in Japan.” Hill returned to New York briefly to work for Yamaichi Securities on Wall Street, but by 1990 was back in Japan as an entrepreneur.   read more

Chair of the Intelligence Oversight Board: Who is Neil Wolin?

In 2009, President Obama nominated Wolin as deputy secretary of the Treasury, which prompted objections from both the left and the right. The left objected to Wolin’s role in drafting the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, which repealed the 1933 Glass-Steagall Act and played an important role in causing the economic collapse of 2008. The right was suspicious of Wolin because he was a major player for Hartford Insurance, which was now requesting bailout funds from the Dept of Treasury.   read more

President-CEO of the Inter-American Foundation: Who Is Robert Kaplan?

Kaplan joined the World Bank to work on educational and environmental projects. He led a $250 million grant program, Pilot Project to Conserve the Brazilian Rain Forest. In 1994, Kaplan joined the Inter-American Development Bank. He became chief of its Environment and Natural Resource Management Division for Mexico, Central America, the Dominican Republic and Haiti in 1998 and in 2007 was named chief adviser to the executive vice president. He remained there until joining the IAF.   read more

Executive Director of the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness: Who Is Matthew Doherty?

In 2013, Doherty was promoted to regional coordinator team leader, and a year later he was made director of national initiatives, a post he held until tapped to lead the ICH. In his tenure there, Doherty helped implement Opening Doors, an Obama administration program to end homelessness and focus on certain communities within that group. In cities including Houston, New Orleans, Salt Lake City and Phoenix, the program saw success in cutting homelessness among veterans to zero.   read more

Co-Chair of the President's Intelligence Advisory Board: Who is Shirley Ann Jackson?

Jackson's work at Bell Labs was credited with the development of fiber optics, caller ID and call waiting for phones. In 1995, President Clinton appointed her to head the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and she became the 18th president of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She was the first female and first African-American to serve in those positions. In 2016, President Obama awarded her the National Medal of Science, the nation's highest honor for contributions in science and engineering.   read more

Managing Director of the Council on Environmental Quality: Who Is Christy Goldfuss?

Goldfuss joined the Obama administration in 2013, first as deputy director for Congressional and external affairs for the National Park Service. While there, she championed a policy to give fourth-graders yearly passes to national parks. At CEQ, Goldfuss worked on the implementation of Obama’s climate action plan and served as co-chair of the National Ocean Council. Four days before he left office, Obama appointed her to the National Infrastructure Advisory Council at Homeland Security.   read more

Executive Director of the Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships: Who Is Melissa Rogers?

Rogers got her foot in the door at the White House in 2009 when President Obama appointed her to be chair of the Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. She recommended changes in the Affordable Care Act to allow more religious exemptions from its contraception mandate. The language was changed to require that contraception be covered by insurance, but paid for by the insurer. Obama appointed Rogers to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council four days before he left office.   read more

Principal Deputy Director of the United States Mint: Who Is Rhett Jeppson?

Jeppson’s 28 years of Marine Corp service included stints as counter-terrorism planner and chief of current operations for Marine Forces Europe from 2001 to 2003; chief of joint national training capability and European engagements lead at the U.S. Special Operations Command from 2004 to 2008; deputy director of operations for U.S. Forces Afghanistan from 2009 to 2010; and lead crisis response planner at U.S. European Command from 2010 to 2012.   read more

Coordinator of the Bureau of International Information Programs: Who is Macon Phillips?

With the rollout of the Obama administration in January 2009, Phillips was appointed director of the newly established Office of Digital Strategy. Among his accomplishments was his development of “We the People,” the White House’s online petitioning system, which served as a platform for 400,000 citizen-petitions signed by more than 16 million users. But Phillips was soon embroiled in controversy over a blog posting on the site related to the debate over Obama’s new health care law.   read more
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Administrator of Job Corps: Who is Lenita Jacobs-Simmons?

In South Carolina, Jacobs-Simmons served as grants administrator for the Charleston County government and executive director of the Trident Workforce Investment Board. In 1999, she joined the Labor Department’s Employment and Training Administration (ETA) as deputy assistant secretary. In 2002, she was named administrator of the Department of Labor and deputy assistant secretary for ETA’s field operations. She was subsequently named regional administrator for ETA’s Philadelphia office.   read more

Chair of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission: Who Is Thomas Hicks?

Hicks worked as a senior lobbyist and policy analyst for Common Cause, a nonpartisan, nonprofit group that empowers citizens to make their voices heard in the political process and to hold their elected leaders accountable to the public interest. He then served as a senior elections counsel and minority elections counsel on the House Committee on House Administration, responsible for issues relating to campaign finance, election reform, contested elections and oversight of both the EAC and FEC.   read more

Chair of the Board of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting: Who Is Lori Gilbert?

Since October 1986, Gilbert has been news director at KELK/KLKO Radio in Elko, Nevada, where for about 18 years she has hosted a daily half-hour community news program, “Elko Live.” In 1997, she became the founding news director and first anchor of KENV TV News 10 in Elko. Gilbert was appointed to the CPB board by President George W. Bush in 2008, and reappointed to a second term by President Obama in 2013. In 2003, Gilbert had a voice role in the movie "Identity," starring John Cusack.   read more

Solicitor General: Who Is Noel Francisco?

Francisco represented R.J. Reynolds Tobacco in its successful First Amendment challenge to a federal regulation requiring cigarette manufacturers to display graphic warning images on cigarette packages. Francisco also won the appeal of former Republican Governor Bob McDonnell of Virginia, who’d been convicted of taking bribes. He recently found himself in the midst of a prominent case as acting solicitor general when he had to argue that Trump’s travel ban should be implemented.   read more

Chair of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission: Who Is Jenny Yang?

Yang began her government service as a trial attorney in Dept of Justice Civil Rights Division. At the law firm of Cohen Milstein, she represented plaintiffs, mainly workers, in civil rights class actions and wage collective actions. Her prominent cases included Dukes v. Wal-Mart, the largest sex-discrimination class-action suit in history, in which she represented a class of 1.6 million women against Wal-Mart. The case went to the Supreme Court before being dismissed on technical grounds.   read more

Co-Chair of the President's Intelligence Advisory Board: Who Is Jami Miscik?

Miscik oversaw the team of CIA analysts that produced the August 2001, report, “Bin Laden Determined to Strike in the U.S.,” which was infamously ignored by the Bush administration five weeks prior to the 9/11 attacks. She was one of the CIA officials who rejected the linking of Saddam Hussein with al-Qaeda as one of the reasons for invading Iraq. Mascik threatened to resign from the agency two months before the invasion, in response to pressure from VP Cheney’s chief of staff, Scooter Libby.   read more

Chairman of the Udall Foundation: Who Is Eric Eberhard?

In 1989, Eberhard began a stint working for Sen. John McCain as general counsel and staffer on the Senate Indian Affairs Committee. He was first named to the Udall board of trustees in 2000 and was subsequently reappointed by Democratic and Republican presidents. He later led its Committee on the Native Nations Institute for Leadership, Management and Policy at the University of Arizona, which provides tribal decision makers with professional training.   read more

Chairman of the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission: Who Is Harry Hill?

Hill worked for 3½ years in Japan as an English teacher in the Gifu prefecture schools. He later wrote that, “My interest in Japan grew after my freshman year at university in 1981 after I read a book called Japan as Number One. Around the same time, I started practicing a Japanese martial art called Shorinji Kempo, which increased my interest in Japan.” Hill returned to New York briefly to work for Yamaichi Securities on Wall Street, but by 1990 was back in Japan as an entrepreneur.   read more

Chair of the Intelligence Oversight Board: Who is Neil Wolin?

In 2009, President Obama nominated Wolin as deputy secretary of the Treasury, which prompted objections from both the left and the right. The left objected to Wolin’s role in drafting the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, which repealed the 1933 Glass-Steagall Act and played an important role in causing the economic collapse of 2008. The right was suspicious of Wolin because he was a major player for Hartford Insurance, which was now requesting bailout funds from the Dept of Treasury.   read more

President-CEO of the Inter-American Foundation: Who Is Robert Kaplan?

Kaplan joined the World Bank to work on educational and environmental projects. He led a $250 million grant program, Pilot Project to Conserve the Brazilian Rain Forest. In 1994, Kaplan joined the Inter-American Development Bank. He became chief of its Environment and Natural Resource Management Division for Mexico, Central America, the Dominican Republic and Haiti in 1998 and in 2007 was named chief adviser to the executive vice president. He remained there until joining the IAF.   read more

Executive Director of the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness: Who Is Matthew Doherty?

In 2013, Doherty was promoted to regional coordinator team leader, and a year later he was made director of national initiatives, a post he held until tapped to lead the ICH. In his tenure there, Doherty helped implement Opening Doors, an Obama administration program to end homelessness and focus on certain communities within that group. In cities including Houston, New Orleans, Salt Lake City and Phoenix, the program saw success in cutting homelessness among veterans to zero.   read more

Co-Chair of the President's Intelligence Advisory Board: Who is Shirley Ann Jackson?

Jackson's work at Bell Labs was credited with the development of fiber optics, caller ID and call waiting for phones. In 1995, President Clinton appointed her to head the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and she became the 18th president of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She was the first female and first African-American to serve in those positions. In 2016, President Obama awarded her the National Medal of Science, the nation's highest honor for contributions in science and engineering.   read more

Managing Director of the Council on Environmental Quality: Who Is Christy Goldfuss?

Goldfuss joined the Obama administration in 2013, first as deputy director for Congressional and external affairs for the National Park Service. While there, she championed a policy to give fourth-graders yearly passes to national parks. At CEQ, Goldfuss worked on the implementation of Obama’s climate action plan and served as co-chair of the National Ocean Council. Four days before he left office, Obama appointed her to the National Infrastructure Advisory Council at Homeland Security.   read more

Executive Director of the Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships: Who Is Melissa Rogers?

Rogers got her foot in the door at the White House in 2009 when President Obama appointed her to be chair of the Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. She recommended changes in the Affordable Care Act to allow more religious exemptions from its contraception mandate. The language was changed to require that contraception be covered by insurance, but paid for by the insurer. Obama appointed Rogers to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council four days before he left office.   read more

Principal Deputy Director of the United States Mint: Who Is Rhett Jeppson?

Jeppson’s 28 years of Marine Corp service included stints as counter-terrorism planner and chief of current operations for Marine Forces Europe from 2001 to 2003; chief of joint national training capability and European engagements lead at the U.S. Special Operations Command from 2004 to 2008; deputy director of operations for U.S. Forces Afghanistan from 2009 to 2010; and lead crisis response planner at U.S. European Command from 2010 to 2012.   read more

Coordinator of the Bureau of International Information Programs: Who is Macon Phillips?

With the rollout of the Obama administration in January 2009, Phillips was appointed director of the newly established Office of Digital Strategy. Among his accomplishments was his development of “We the People,” the White House’s online petitioning system, which served as a platform for 400,000 citizen-petitions signed by more than 16 million users. But Phillips was soon embroiled in controversy over a blog posting on the site related to the debate over Obama’s new health care law.   read more
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