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Thursday, March 3, 2011

Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts

President Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key Administration posts:

· Eric S. Edelman, Member, Board of Directors of the United States Institute of Peace

· Danny Glaser, Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing, Department of the Treasury.  Glaser has served as the Department of the Treasury’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes since November 2004. He was responsible for developing and coordinating policies to protect the U.S. and international financial systems from abuse related to money laundering, counter-terrorist financing, and the financing of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.

· Jon Leibowitz, Commissioner and Chairman, Federal Trade Commission.  Leibowitz has been the Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) since 2009. He has been an FTC Commissioner since 2004. Before his time at the FTC, Mr. Leibowitz served as vice president for congressional affairs for the Motion Picture Association of America from 2000 to 2004. Previously, he was the Democratic chief counsel and staff director for the U.S. Senate Antitrust Subcommittee from 1997 to 2000.

· Robert E. Patterson, Ambassador to Turkmenistan, Department of State. Patterson most recently served as Counselor for Somalia Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya.  Mr. Patterson has also served as chief of the Political/Internal office in Moscow and has headed the political sections at U.S. embassies in Hungary, Ukraine, and Armenia.

· Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, Department of Commerce.  Paul Piquado currently serves as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty (AD/CVD) Policy and Negotiations in the Import Administration at the Department of Commerce, a position that he has held since March 2010.  Mr. Piquado oversees the formulation and implementation of policies governing the administration of the AD/CVD statutes.  Mr. Piquado previously spent five years serving as the executive director of the Office of Trade Policy for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

On his intent to nominate the above individuals, President Obama said, “It gives me great confidence that such dedicated and capable individuals have agreed to join this Administration to serve the American people. I look forward to working with them in the months and years to come.”

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