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Press Release: Nominations Sent to the Senate

April 28, 2021

NOMINATIONS SENT TO THE SENATE:

Meredith Berger, of Florida, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Navy, vice Charles Williams.

Marcia Stephens Bloom Bernicat, of New Jersey, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Director General of the Foreign Service, vice Carol Z. Perez.

Rena Bitter, of the District of Columbia, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Consular Affairs), vice Carl C. Risch.

Alejandra Y. Castillo, of New York, to be Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development, vice John Fleming.

Mark Colón, of New York, to be an Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, vice Neal J. Rackleff.

Michael Lee Connor, of Colorado, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Army, vice R. D. James.

Ed Gonzalez, of Texas, to be an Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security, vice Sarah R. Saldana.

Javier M. Guzman, of Massachusetts, to be an Assistant Attorney General, vice Joseph H. Hunt, resigned.

Gina Maria Ortiz Jones, of Maryland, to be Under Secretary of the Air Force, vice Matthew P. Donovan, resigned.

Frank Kendall III, of Massachusetts, to be Secretary of the Air Force, vice Barbara McConnell Barrett.

Caroline Diane Krass, of the District of Columbia, to be General Counsel of the Department of Defense, vice Paul C. Ney Jr.

Daniel J. Kritenbrink, of Virginia, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (East Asian and Pacific Affairs), vice David Stilwell.

Christopher Paul Maier, of California, to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense, vice Owen West.

Jennifer Lester Moffitt, of California, to be Under Secretary of Agriculture for Marketing and Regulatory Programs, vice Gregory Ibach.

Heidi Shyu, of Virginia, to be Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, vice Michael D. Griffin, resigned.

Gentry O. Smith, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Diplomatic Security), vice Michael T. Evanoff, resigned.

Samuel T. Walsh, of New York, to be General Counsel of the Department of Energy, vice William Cooper.

Elizabeth Schoff Watson, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Secretary of Labor, vice Katherine Brunett McGuire, resigned.

Anne A. Witkowsky, of Maryland, to be Coordinator for Reconstruction and Stabilization, vice David Malcolm Robinson.

Anne A. Witkowsky, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Conflict and Stabilization Operations), vice Denise Natali.

Joseph R. Biden, Press Release: Nominations Sent to the Senate Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/349706

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