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Chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission: Who Is Kristine Svinicki?

Svinicki was appointed to the NRC in 2008, but had a run-in with Sen. Harry Reid, who wanted one of his former staffers, Gregory Jaczko, to be reappointed to the commission. Reid held up her nomination until the appointments were joined. Svinicki gained a reputation for keeping her head down and working long hours as a commission member. In 2011, she joined three other commissioners in accusing Jaczko, by this time the chairman of the NRC, of being a bully. He stepped down the following year.   read more

Chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission: Who Is Stephen Burns?

Burns served as head of legal affairs of the Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development in Paris from April 2012 to November 2014. He provided legal advice to NEA management, supervised the NEA’s legal education and publications program, and provided advice and secretariat services to the Nuclear Law Committee and to the Contracting Parties to the Paris Convention on Third Party Liability in the Field of Nuclear Energy.   read more

Chair of the Board of NeighborWorks America: Who Is Grovetta Gardineer?

Gardineer went to work for the FDIC circa 1988 as an attorney handling enforcement actions and preparing policies and regulations affecting the financial services industry, including the policy statement for minority-owned institutions. She joined the Office of Thrift Supervision in April 2006 as assistant managing director of supervision policy. From 2008 to 2010, she served as the managing director for corporate and international activities.   read more

Chair of the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission: Who Is Cynthia Attwood?

Attwood began her legal career in 1973 as an attorney in the Department of Justice (DOJ)’s Civil Rights Division, where she litigated civil rights cases before federal courts. She left DOJ in 1979 to join the Dept of Labor (DOL), where she worked for the next 30 years as associate solicitor for Mine Safety and Health, associate solicitor for Occupational Safety and Health, eight years as attorney advisor for DOL’s Administrative Review Board (ARB), and three years as appellate judge on the ARB.   read more

Chair of the Presidio Trust: Who Is Paula Collins?

Collins and her husband, Chuck, launched WDG Ventures, a real estate development company in San Francisco. They helped develop the Moscone Convention Center and the company has worked on large hotels, medical centers and other projects. Collins was one of the founding directors in 2006 of Presidio Bank, a business bank in the San Francisco Bay area and continues to serve on its board. In May 2015, Collins joined the national board of the American Automobile Association as secretary.   read more

States’ Co-Chair of the Appalachian Regional Commission: Who Is Bill Haslam?

In 2010, Haslam ran for and won the governorship of Tennessee, weathering criticism by his opponents over allegations of price-gouging by his oil firm in the aftermath of fuel shortages following Hurricane Katrina. Ranked as the 17th most conservative governor in the country, Haslam's controversial initiatives allowed therapists to turn away LGBT clients, criminal assault prosecutions of new mothers who'd used narcotics while pregnant, and denial of public school teachers' bargaining rights.   read more

Chairman of the Election Assistance Commission: Who Is Matthew Masterson?

At EAC, Masterson helped develop voluntary voting system guidelines.Since the job of the EAC is to ensure states comply with the Help America Vote Act of 2002, it’s ironic that Masterson went to work for Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted. Husted has worked to suppress the vote of Democratic-leaning Ohio voters, particularly in the 2012 and 2016 presidential elections. During Masterson’s tenure there, Husted cut early voting in Democratic areas while increasing hours in Republican strongholds.   read more

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
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Chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission: Who Is Kristine Svinicki?

Svinicki was appointed to the NRC in 2008, but had a run-in with Sen. Harry Reid, who wanted one of his former staffers, Gregory Jaczko, to be reappointed to the commission. Reid held up her nomination until the appointments were joined. Svinicki gained a reputation for keeping her head down and working long hours as a commission member. In 2011, she joined three other commissioners in accusing Jaczko, by this time the chairman of the NRC, of being a bully. He stepped down the following year.   read more

Chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission: Who Is Stephen Burns?

Burns served as head of legal affairs of the Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development in Paris from April 2012 to November 2014. He provided legal advice to NEA management, supervised the NEA’s legal education and publications program, and provided advice and secretariat services to the Nuclear Law Committee and to the Contracting Parties to the Paris Convention on Third Party Liability in the Field of Nuclear Energy.   read more

Chair of the Board of NeighborWorks America: Who Is Grovetta Gardineer?

Gardineer went to work for the FDIC circa 1988 as an attorney handling enforcement actions and preparing policies and regulations affecting the financial services industry, including the policy statement for minority-owned institutions. She joined the Office of Thrift Supervision in April 2006 as assistant managing director of supervision policy. From 2008 to 2010, she served as the managing director for corporate and international activities.   read more

Chair of the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission: Who Is Cynthia Attwood?

Attwood began her legal career in 1973 as an attorney in the Department of Justice (DOJ)’s Civil Rights Division, where she litigated civil rights cases before federal courts. She left DOJ in 1979 to join the Dept of Labor (DOL), where she worked for the next 30 years as associate solicitor for Mine Safety and Health, associate solicitor for Occupational Safety and Health, eight years as attorney advisor for DOL’s Administrative Review Board (ARB), and three years as appellate judge on the ARB.   read more

Chair of the Presidio Trust: Who Is Paula Collins?

Collins and her husband, Chuck, launched WDG Ventures, a real estate development company in San Francisco. They helped develop the Moscone Convention Center and the company has worked on large hotels, medical centers and other projects. Collins was one of the founding directors in 2006 of Presidio Bank, a business bank in the San Francisco Bay area and continues to serve on its board. In May 2015, Collins joined the national board of the American Automobile Association as secretary.   read more

States’ Co-Chair of the Appalachian Regional Commission: Who Is Bill Haslam?

In 2010, Haslam ran for and won the governorship of Tennessee, weathering criticism by his opponents over allegations of price-gouging by his oil firm in the aftermath of fuel shortages following Hurricane Katrina. Ranked as the 17th most conservative governor in the country, Haslam's controversial initiatives allowed therapists to turn away LGBT clients, criminal assault prosecutions of new mothers who'd used narcotics while pregnant, and denial of public school teachers' bargaining rights.   read more

Chairman of the Election Assistance Commission: Who Is Matthew Masterson?

At EAC, Masterson helped develop voluntary voting system guidelines.Since the job of the EAC is to ensure states comply with the Help America Vote Act of 2002, it’s ironic that Masterson went to work for Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted. Husted has worked to suppress the vote of Democratic-leaning Ohio voters, particularly in the 2012 and 2016 presidential elections. During Masterson’s tenure there, Husted cut early voting in Democratic areas while increasing hours in Republican strongholds.   read more

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
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