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Bush Administration Cabinet Secretaries & Appointed Officials, Nominees
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"P e r s o n n e l   i s   P o l i c y"

  • NASA LogoNational Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
    • Acting Administrator: Astronaut Frederick D. Gregory, the former Deputy Administrator.  He serves as the CEO for the Agency and reports directly to the Administrator. He is responsible for directing and managing many of the programs as well as the day-to-day operations and activities at NASA.  Previously he served as the Associate Administrator for Space Flight from 2001-2002.  From 1992-2001, he was Associate Administrator, Office of Safety and Mission Assurance, at NASA Headquarters, where he was responsible for assuring the safety, reliability, quality, and mission assurance of all NASA programs.  Mr. Gregory has extensive experience as an astronaut, test pilot, and manager of flight safety programs and launch support operations. As a NASA astronaut, he logged 455 hours in space: as pilot for the Orbiter Challenger (STS-51B) in 1985, as spacecraft commander aboard Discovery (STS-33) in 1989, and as spacecraft commander aboard Atlantis (STS-44) in 1991. He served in several key positions as an astronaut, including Astronaut Office Representative at the Kennedy Space Center, for the first Space Shuttle flights; lead Capsule Communicator; Chief, Operational Safety; and Chief, Astronaut Training. He also served on the Orbiter Configuration Control Board and Space Shuttle Program Control Board.  Mr. Gregory retired as a Colonel in the Air Force in 1993 after logging 7,000 hours in more than 50 types of aircraft, including 550 combat missions in Vietnam. His 30-year Air Force career included serving as a helicopter and a fighter pilot. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School and served as an engineering test pilot for the Air Force and for NASA. Graduate, U.S. Air Force Academy, Master's in Information Systems from GWU.  He has been highly decorated by NASA, the Air Force and DOD.
    • Inspector General: Robert W. Cobb, previously Associate Counsel to President Bush. Previously he worked for almost nine years at the U.S. Office of Government Ethics. Prior to Government service, he worked for five years as an associate attorney at Ober, Kaler, Grimes & Shriver. Graduate, GWU, National Law Center, Vanderbilt.
    • Columbia Accident Investigation Board  This board will operate independently of NASA and will supervise the investigation.  The panel includes experts from the Air Force, Navy, Transportation Department and FAA.
      • Chairman: Harold German Jr., a retired admiral who investigated the 2000 terrorist bombing of the USS Cole.
      • Co-Chairman, retired Army Gen. William Crouch
      • Member: Roger E. Tetrault, former president of General Dynamics Electric Boat in Groton, CT, manufacturer of nuclear submarines; and former chairman of McDermott International, Inc.
      • Member: Steve Wallace, Director of the Federal Aviation Administration's accident investigation branch.
      • Member: Maj. Gen. John L. Barry, Director, Plans and Programs, Headquarters USAF Materiel Command, Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio
      • Member: Brig. Gen Duane W. Deal, Commander 21st Space Wing, Peterson AFB, Colo.
      • Member: James Hallock, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Draper Lab)
      • Member: Maj. Gen. Kenneth W. Hess, USAF Chief of Safety, Washington, and Commander, Air Force Safety Center, Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M.
      • Member: Scott Hubbard, Director NASA Ames Research Center, Calif.
      • Member: Rear Adm. Stephen A. Turcotte, Commander, Naval Safety Center, Norfolk, Va.
    • NASA Advisory Committee - Chairman: Dr. Charles F. Kennel, Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
      • Members: Dr. Kenneth M. Baldwin, U. of California, Irvine; Mr. David Berteau, Syracuse U.; James Cameron, Chairman and CEO, Lightstorm Entertainment; Dr. Andrew B. Christensen, NOAA; Dr. Edward F. Crawley, MIT; Mr. Richard Danzig, National Semiconductor; Dr. Freeman Dyson; Institute for Advanced Study; Dr. Richard E. Ewing, Texas A&M; General Ronald Fogleman (Ret), Durango Aerospace; Dr. Donald C. Fraser, Boston U.; The Honorable John Glenn, Ohio State U.--the first American in orbit and a U.S. Senator; Dr. Daniel E. Hastings; MIT; Fred Israel, Attorney, Israel & Raley, (Ret.); Dr. John Logsdon, GWU; Mark McDaniel, McDaniel & McDaniel Attorneys; Rev. John P. Minogue, C.M.; Depaul U., Dr. Harold Mortazavian U. of California; Dr. Norine E. Noonan, College of Charleston; Dr. Larry Smarr, U. of California San Diego; Dr. David O. Swain, Boeing; Roger Tetrault, McDermott Int'l.(Ret.); Charles Trimble, Trimble Navigation (Ret.), Knox Tull, Jackson & Tull; Byron Wood, Boeing; A. Thomas Young, Lockheed Martin (Ret.); Dr. Laurie Zoloth, San Francisco State U.; Ex Officio Members: Dr. John H. McElroy, Chairman, NRC Space Studies Board; Gen. William W. Hoover, USAF (Ret.), Chairman, Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board, NRC; Frederick D. Gregory, Deputy Administrator, NASA; Exec. Secretary: Dr. J. Donald Miller, Office of External Relations NASA; Administrative Officer: Kathy Dakon, Office of External Relations, NASA; NAC.
    • Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel, a senior advisory committee that reports to NASA and Congress.  Chairman: Shirley C. McCarty, Aerospace Consultant, former General Manager, Software Engineering, The Aerospace Corporation.  Vice Chairman: Lt. Gen. Mr. Forrest S. McCartney, USAF (Ret.) former Vice President for Launch Operations, Lockheed Martin.
      • Members: Hon. Robert T. Francis, Aerospace Consultant, Former Vice Chairman, National Transportation Safety Board; Otto K. Goetz, former Chief Engineer of the Space Shuttle Main Engine (SSME) Project; Sidney M. Gutierrez, Manager, Physical Sciences Department, Sandia National Laboratories; ADM. J. Paul Reason, USN (Ret.), Aerospace Consultant, Former Commander in Chief, U.S. Atlantic Fleet; Roger D. Schaufele, Professor, Aircraft Design, California State U.; Robert B. Sieck, Aerospace Consultant, Former Director of Shuttle Processing, Kennedy Space Center; Ex-Officio Member: Bryan O'Connor, Associate Administrator for Safety and Mission Assurance, NASA Headquarters; Consultants: Dr. Wanda M. Austin, Senior Vice President, The Aerospace Corporation; Richard Bruckman, former Director of the FA-18 Weapon System Support Activity, China Lake; RADM Walter H. Cantrell, USN (Ret), former Commander, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command; Dr. H Clayton Faushee, Vice Principal, Unisys; Dr. Ulf G. Goranson, former Boeing Chief Engineer in Commercial Airplane Structures; Dr. Bernard A. Harris Jr., former astronaut, currently Director of the Harris Foundation; Dr. Nancy G. Leveson Ph.D., Professor, Aeronautics and Astronautics, MIT; Arthur I. Zygielbaum, former engineer and manager, JPL, currently an administrator at U. of Nebraska -- Lincoln.
  • National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) - Chairman: Dana Gioia, of California.  Mr. Gioia is a poet, critic, educator and a former executive with General Foods. He has authored several books and is a recipient of the "American Book Award," and was a finalist for the 1992 National Book Critics Award in Criticism. Bachelor's and MBA from Stanford, master's at Harvard.  Gioia once proclaimed rap to be "spoken poetry".  Conservatives have rallied to abolish the NEA, due to their persistent funding of obscene and incredibly offensive "artwork"  Even if NEA never funded anything obscene, the government has no right selecting those artists it deems "worthy" of taxpayers to subsidize, and rejecting those it deems "unworthy" of taxpayer subsidies.  Let the people patronize the artists and entertainment they want, with their own voluntarily spent money.  It's time for the GOP majority and President to act and to finally abolish this waste of our money.
  • National Council on the Arts
    • Dana Gioia (Chairman), Donald V. Cogman, Mary Costa, Gordon Davidson, Katharine Cramer DeWitt, Makoto Fujimura, David H. Gelernter, Teresa Lozano Long, James McBride, Maribeth Walton McGinley, Jerry Pinkney, Cleo Parker Robinson, Deedie Potter Rose, Dr. Karen Lias Wolff.  Ex-Officio: Cass Ballenger (R-NC), Robert Bennett (R-UT), Mike DeWine (R-OH), Betty McCollum (D-MN), Howard "Buck" McKeon (R-CA), Harry Reid (D-NV).
  • National Endowment of the Humanities (NEH) - Chairman: Bruce Cole, to serve a term of four years. He was a professor of Fine Arts and Comparative Literature at the Hope School of Fine Arts at Indiana U. He was appointed in 1992 to the National Council on the Humanities and served until 1999. Graduate, Western Reserve U. & Oberlin College, Ph.D. Bryn Mawr.
    Like the National Endowment for the Arts, taxpayers should not be forced to subsidize ideas which they may find abhorrent or disagree with.  Let citizens vote with their pocketbook instead.
    • Deputy Chairman Lynne Munson, who previously was a research fellow at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI). She is the author of Exhibitionism: Art in an Era of Intolerance (Ivan R. Dee, Inc., 2000). Her articles on the arts, culture, and education have appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, and Public Interest.  Mrs. Munson was special assistant to National Endowment for the Humanities chairman Lynne Cheney from 1990 to 1993.
  • National Council on the Humanities
    • Linda L. Aaker, Austin, TX; Edward L. Ayers, Charlottesville, VA (Ayers has received a number of grants and fellowships); Jewel Spears Brooker, St. Petersburg, FL (Brooker has received grants from NEH, a seeming conflict?); Pedro G. Castillo, Santa Cruz, CA (He lectures widely on "Chicano history and politics"); Celeste Colgan, Denver, CO (She is a senior fellow at the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA), a free-market think tank based in Dallas, TX. She specializes in domestic public policies, focusing on issues of education, healthcare, and retirement.); Evelyn Edson, Charlottesville, VA (Edson was project director of a three-year grant from NEH, another who benefited from NEH grants now overseeing such grants); Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, Atlanta, GA (founding director of the Institute for Women's Studies); Dario Fernández-Morera, Chicago, IL (author, American Academia and the Survival of Marxist Ideas); Nathan O. Hatch, Notre Dame, IN; David M. Hertz, Bloomington, IN (He has received grants from the Mellon and Graham foundations); Amy A. Kass, Chicago, IL; Andrew Ladis; Athens, GA; Wright L. Lassiter, Jr., Dallas, TX; Thomas Mallon, Westport, CT (he received a Rockefeller fellowship); Wilfred M. McClay, Chattanooga, TN; Stephen A. McKnight, Gainesville, FL (he has received fellowships from the Rockefeller Foundation and NEH); Naomi Shihab Nye, San Antonio, TX (She has been featured on NPR and PBS); Lawrence Okamura, Columbia, MO; Michael Pack, Chevy Chase, MD (His documentaries, including Rediscovering George Washington, The Fall of Newt Gingrich, Inside the Republican Revolution and America's Political Parties, have aired nationally on PBS); James R. Stoner, Jr., Gretna, LA (Author of Common-Law Liberty: Rethinking American Constitutionalism. Stoner has received fellowships from NEH, the Earhart Foundation, the John M. Olin Foundation, and the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation); Theodore W. Striggles, New York, NY; Marguerite H. Sullivan, Washington, D.C. (She is a former chief of staff to Marilyn Quayle and head of the federal liaison office of former New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman).; Stephan A. Thernstrom, Lexington, MA (He has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, John M. Olin Foundation, and several research grants, including one from NEH); Jeffrey D. Wallin, Washington, D.C.
  • Office of Administration - Director: Timothy Alan Campen, who served as the Chief Information Officer for the Office of Administration since August 2001. From 1997-2001, he was the Associate Administrator for House Information Resources of the United States House of Representatives.
  • Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) This independent agency controls non-defense intelligence agencies
    John Negroponte - Director
  • Principal Deputy Director: Ronald L. Burgess, Jr., LTG, U.S. Army (acting)
  • Office of Homeland Defense: See Homeland Security Department or Homeland Defense under White House Staff.
  • Office of Management and Budget (OMB) - Director: Rob Portman, formerly Bush's U.S. trade representative and a 6-term Congressman from Ohio. 
    • Deputy Director of OMB: Nancy Dorn, the former registered foreign lobbyist for Huchison Whampoa, the Chinese shipping company which has close ties to the minicommmunistflag.gif (901 bytes) Red Chinese military and controls ports on both the Atlantic and Pacific sides of the Panama Canal.  Dorn actively lobbyied to stop Rep. Dana Rohrabacher's resolution to return U.S. troops to Panama.  After working for the Chinese shipping company, Dorn held sensitive positions for Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert (National Security Advisor) and Vice President Cheney (Assistant to the V.P. for Congressional Relations) before being selected for this top level job.
      RED CHINA’S TOP LOBBYIST FOR HUTCHISON WHAMPOA NAMED BY BUSH TO BE DEPUTY DIRECTOR FOR THE OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET:  According to The Wall Street Journal (p.1, 11/30/01) "Cheney hand Nancy Dorn is expected to get the No. 2 job at the White House Office of Management and Budget. With budget director Daniels at odds with Congress’s GOP leaders, Dorn offers good Capitol ties: The Cheney staffer once worked for House Speaker Hastert. Former budget deputy Sean O’Keefe also was a Cheney ally."  As reported in HPISB #664, February 28, 2001, "Mrs. Dorn, whose husband was on the staff of Bob Dole, was previously hired to be national security adviser to GOP House Speaker Dennis Hastert, despite the fact that she had served as a registered foreign agent for the Chinese-controlled company, Hutchison Whampoa."  minicommmunistflag.gif (901 bytes) More Dorn Info
    • Associate Director for Information Technology: Mark Forman
    • Chief Technology Officer: Norman Lorentz, who had that title with the U.S. Postal Service before leaving government to join EarthWeb, now known as Dice Inc., an information industry portal. Lorentz reports to Mark Forman, the OMB Associate Director for Information Technology.
    • Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs: John D. Graham, formerly a Professor of Policy and Decision Sciences at the Harvard School of Public Health and founding director of the Harvard Center for Risk Analysis.
    • Administrator of Federal Procurement Policy at OMB: Angela Styles, former Special Assistant to the Associate Administrator for Government Wide Policy at GSA and was previously Counsel to the Government Contracts Group at Miller and Chevalier Chartered in Washington, D.C.  She served as an Associate with the Government Contracts Group at Baker & Botts 1994-1996, and was the Programs Manager for the Central Office of Funds Management at the Texas Office of State Federal Relations from 1990 to 1991.
    • Chief Counsel: Jay Lefkowitz, former law partner of Kenneth W. Starr.
  • Office of Personnel Management (OPM) - Director: Kay Coles James, former dean of the Robertson School of Government at Pat Robertson's Regent University.
    • Deputy Director for Management: Clay Johnson III, of Texas, who has been Assistant to the President for Presidential Personnel and Deputy to the Chief of Staff. A trusted advisor, he has served with President Bush since his days as Governor of Texas, where he was the Appointments Director in the Office of the Governor and then Executive Assistant to the Governor. In 2001 he was Exec. Dir. of the Bush-Cheney Presidential Transition Team. Previously, he worked in management for Horchow Mail Order Company, Citicorp and Frito Lay.  Yale, master's at Sloan School of Management at MIT.
  • Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)-President: Peter S. Watson, formerly Counsel to Pillsbury Winthrop in Washington, D.C. and was Counsel at Armitage Associates (Richard Armitage).  He served as a Commissioner on the U.S. International Trade Commission from 1991-1996, and was named Chairman of the Commission in 1994. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR).
    • Members of the Board: Grant D. Aldonas, Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade; Donald Cameron Findlay, Deputy Secretary of Labor; John B. Taylor, Under Secretary of the Treasury for International Affairs; Ned L. Siegel, of Florida.
    • Members of the Board: John L. Morrison, serving the remainder of a three-year term expiring 2004. Morrison is currently the Chairman and Co-Founder of Highland Capital, as well as Managing Director and Co-Founder of Goldner Hawn Johnson and Morrison, both of which are private investment companies in Minneapolis. From 1975-1989, he was with Pillsbury in several positions including President of Pillsbury International Group and Executive VP and Chairman of the U.S. Consumer Foods Group. Yale, Harvard Business School.
    • Executive Vice President: Ross J. Connelly, a business consultant with Viking Trade and Development Co. He served as President of NorthGas Ltd. In Moscow/Novi Urengoi, Russia from 1993-1995. Connelly joined Bechtel in 1977 as an Investment and Financial Representative and in 1982 became a Senior Principal and then Managing Principal for Bechtel Investments. He was President of Bechtel Energy Resources, 1991-1993.  Duke, Master's from Georgetown School of Foreign Service.
  • Peace Corps - Director: Gaddi H. Vasquez, Division VP of Public Affairs of the Southern California Edison. From 1987-1995, he was County Supervisor of Orange County, CA, and from 1985-1987, he served in the California Governor's Office, first as the Hispanic Liaison and then as Chief Deputy Appointments Secretary. Vasquez was appointed to the Commission on White House Fellowships and the United States Quincentennary Commission by former President Bush, and he has received multiple appointments in the State of California by Governors Davis, Wilson and Deukmejian. He was a police officer in Riverside, CA as well. University of Redlands, Stanford and Harvard.
  • Securities Exchange Commission-Chairman: William H. Donaldson, of New York.  He has been nominated to serve until 2007.  He is currently the Chairman of Donaldson Enterprises, an investment firm he founded in 1981; and is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.  He was Chairman, President and CEO at Aetna Inc. He was Chairman and CEO of the New York Stock Exchange from 1990-1995.  He was a founder of Yale's Graduate School of Management, where he served as a dean and a professor of Management from 1975-1980.  From 1973-1975, he served as Undersecretary of State under Henry Kissinger, and then went on to be counsel to Vice President Nelson Rockefeller.  Mr. Donaldson co-founded the international investment banking firm of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette in 1959 and served as CEO until 1973.  Mr. Donaldson served in the Marine Corps from 1953-1955.  Yale, Harvard Business School.  Donaldson is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) where he is a "Harold Pratt Associate" (top donor) and serves on the CFR Nominating Committee.  Donaldson replaces Harvey Pitt who was forced to resign 11/5/02. Pitt's nomination outraged pro-family Americans because of his legal work for New Frontier Media, reportedly a pornography company.
  • Commissioner: Paul S. Atkins, of Virgina, to serve the remainder of a term expiring 2003.  Atkins is currently a partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Washington, DC, and was a partner with Coopers & Lybrand in Washington from 1994 to 1998.  From 1990 to 1994, he served as Attorney-fellow, Counsel, Chief of Staff, and Counselor at the Securities and Exchange Commission.  Atkins was an associate with Davis Polk & Wardwell from 1990-1994 in New York and Paris.  Wofford College, Vanderbilt School of Law.
  • Commissioner: Cynthia A. Glassman, of Virginia, to serve until 2006.  She has been a Principal at Ernst & Young, where she worked since 1997.  From 1997-1998, she was Managing Director and Director of Research at Furash & Co.  From 1977-1986, she served with the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve in several positions. Glassman was an Economics Supervisor at Cambridge in England from 1974-1977, and worked for the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia from 1971-1974. Wellesley, MA & Ph.D. in Economics at U. of Penn.
  • Commissioner: Harvey Jerome Goldschmid, to serve the remainder of a term expiring in 2004. He is currently a professor of law at Columbia since 1970. In 1998-1999, he was General Counsel to the S.E.C.  Graduate and law degrees from Columbia.
  • Commissioner: Roel C. Campos, to serve the remainder of a term expiring in 2005. Mr. Campos was Senior V.P. and General Counsel of El Dorado Communications in Houston. From 1989-1995, he practiced law with Richman, Lawrence, Mann, Greene, Arbiter, as well as Rudin, Appel and Rosenfeld in California. From 1985-1989, Campos served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the District of California, and from 1979-1985, he practiced corporate, securities and banking law in L.A. U.S. Air Force Academy, UCLA School of Management and Harvard Law.
  • Selective Service - Director: Alfred Rascon, who served as Inspector General of the Selective Service and has also served as a Special Agent with the INS.  He served with DEA as an Intelligence Operations Specialist, and from 1976-1984 was a U.S. Army military liaison officer in Panama.  Rascon was awarded the Medal of Honor by President Clinton for military service during the Vietnam War.  Selective Service exists only to re-instate the military Draft which should never be necessary in a free country.
  • Secretary of State: Condoleezza Rice, previously President Bush's National Security Advisor.  Rice was a Stanford University scholar, is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), and member of the Aspen Institute’s Strategy Group (Aspen is an internationalist organization which owns the Wye Plantation estate in Maryland where Elian Gonzales was held prisoner after being seized).  Rice also served from 1991 to 2001 on the board of Chevron, which does business with Communist Angola, and one of Chevron's tanker ships which brought oil from Communist Angola to the U.S. was named after her.  She describes herself as "reluctantly pro-choice".  In 1986, while an international affairs fellow of the Council on Foreign Relations, she served as Special Assistant to the Director of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. In 1997, she served on the Federal Advisory Committee on Gender -- Integrated Training in the Military.  In addition to serving on the board of directors of Chevron, she was on the board of various other companies, including KQED, public broadcasting (PBS) for San Francisco.
    minicommmunistflag.gif (901 bytes)Read about Condoleezza Rice's foreign policy conflicts of interest regarding Communist Angola, the UNITA freedom fighters, Chevron and more.   More on Angola & the UNITA freedom fighters
    • Deputy Secretary of State: Robert Zoellick, formerly U.S. Trade Representative. State and Treasury officials during the Reagan and Bush administrations, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), serves on the CFR board of directors and is chairman of their National Programs Committee.  He also was the Director of the Aspen Institute’s Strategy Group, and was a member of the Executive Committee of the Trilateral Commission until assuming office.  More Info  Zoellick says "It's unfair to make China the scapegoat"
    • Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy: Karen Hughes, who will be tasked with "spreading the universal principle of human liberty" in particular to the middle east.  Hughes was an advisor to the President in 2001 and 2002.
    • Under Secretary for Global Affairs: Paula J. Dobriansky, who was most recently Vice President and Director of the Washington office of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and was listed as Senior Research Staff with the CFR.  She was Foreign Policy Coordinator for Bob Dole's 1996 Presidential campaign, and served as the Associate Director of the Bureau of Policy and Programs at the U.S. Information Agency 1990-1993; Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs 1987-1990; and in the office of European and Soviet Affairs at the National Security Council 1980-1987.  She is also a "Former Member In Public Service" of the Trilateral Commission.
    • Deputy Secretary of State: Curt Struple
    • Assistant Secretary for Political Military Affairs: Lincoln P. Bloomfield, Partner at Armitage Associates (Richard Armitage), Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs 1992-1993, and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs 1988-1989.  He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR).
    • (Former) Undersecretary for Arms Control and International Security Affairs: John Robert Bolton (Now under Senate confirmation battle nominated for UN Ambassador), who was Senior V.P. for Public Policy Research at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), associated with the Heritage Foundation, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR).  Bolton was recently pushed out of the State Department post for advocating stronger policies with our enemies.
      • Arms Control Advisor: Mark Groombridge, a member of the homosexual "Log Cabin Republicans"
    • Legal Adviser of the Department of State: William Howard Taft, IV, of Virginia, a partner with the law firm of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson in Washington, D.C.  Taft served as U.S. Permanent Representative to NATO 1989-1992 and Deputy Secretary of Defense and General Counsel during the Reagan administration.   He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR).
    • Director, Policy Planning Staff, with the rank of Ambassador: Richard Nathan Haass, V.P. and Director of Foreign Policy Studies at the Brookings Institute.  Previously he served as Director of National Security Programs and Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), as well as Special Assistant to former President Bush.  He is both a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a member of the Trilateral Commission.
    • Assistant Secretary for European Affairs: A. Elizabeth Jones, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Career Minister. She is currently Special Advisor for Caspian Basin Energy Diplomacy and was Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary at State's Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs 1998-2000.  She served as the Ambassador to Kazakhstan 1995-1998.   Swarthmore, Master's from Boston U.
    • Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs: Christopher R. Hill, of Rhode Island, who replace James Andrew Kelly.
    • Assistant Secretary for South Asian Affairs: Christina B. Rocca, previously Senator Sam Brownback's foreign policy advisor.  Rocca served as a Staff Operations Officer for the CIA Directorate of Operations 1982-1997.  Graduate of King's College at University of London.
    • Assistant Secretary for Legislative Affairs: Colonel Paul V. Kelly, most recently president of the Physical Evaluation Board for the Navy and served as the Director of the Marine Corps War College 1994-1997.  Kelly was Legislative Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff 1990-1993 and was the Liaison to the Defense Appropriations Committees for Marine Corps Matters 1988-1990. A 20 year veteran of the Marines, he has received numerous awards including the Purple Heart.
    • Director General of the Foreign Service and Chairman of the Board of the Foreign Service: Ruth A. Davis, formerly the Director of the Foreign Service Institute at the Department of State.
    • Under Secretary for Political Affairs: Marc Isaiah Grossman, formerly the Director General of the Foreign Service and Director of Human Resources at the Department of State.  He was Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs 1997-2000 and as Ambassador to Turkey 1994-1997.
    • Under Secretary for Management: Grant S. Green, previously Chairman and President of GMD Solutions, a global marketing and consulting company.  He was Assistant Secretary of Defense for Force Management and Personnel and Special Assistant to President Reagan for National Security Affairs, and Executive Secretary of the National Security Council. He is a 22 year veteran of the U.S. Army.
    • Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy: Charlotte L. Beers, Chairman of J. Walter Thompson, a New York advertising agency and served in several positions including CEO at Ogilvy & Mather, 1992-1999.  From 1979-1990 she was with Tatham-Laird and Kudner and spent ten years with J. Walter Thompson in Chicago 1969-1979.
    • Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor: Lorne W. Craner, former president of the International Republican Institute.  His office is responsible for preparing the highly respected annual State Department reports on human rights around the world (read the 2000 & 2001 Reports). He was Director of Asian Affairs at the National Security Council 1992-1993 and was Deputy Assistant Secretary for Legislative Affairs at State 1989-1992.  Before joining State, he served as foreign policy advisor to Senator John McCain (R-AZ). He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR).
    • Assistant Secretary for Intelligence and Research: Carl W. Ford, President of Ford and Associates, a consulting firm specializing in Asia and the Middle East.  He served as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Near East and Asian Affairs concurrently from 1991-1993 and served concurrently as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for East Asia and Pacific Affairs from 1989-1991.  He was a staff member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee from 1979-1985 and was formerly with the CIA.
    • Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs: Roger Francisco Noriega, currently the Permanent Representative of the U.S. to the Organization of American States (OAS), a post he held since August of 2001. Prior to his appointment as a member of the OAS, Ambassador Noriega served as a senior staff member for both the Committee on Foreign Relations of the U.S. Senate, and the Committee on International Relations of the U.S. House of Representatives. In addition, he served at USAID and the Bureaus for Inter-American Affairs and Public Affairs at the State Department. In 2001 the government of Peru decorated Noriega as "Gran Master of the Order of the Sun" for his support for the democratic transition and promotion of human rights in Peru.  Noriega replaces the conservative Otto Reich.
    • Special Envoy for Western Hemisphere Initiatives: Otto J. Reich.   Ambassador Reich has a distinguished record of service to the United States both outside and in government. Most recently, Ambassador Reich has served as the Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs at the U.S. Department of State.  Formerly President of RMA International.  He was Ambassador to Venezuela 1986-1989; and was Special Advisor to the Secretary of State from 1983-1986, during which time he established and managed the interagency Office of Public Diplomacy for Latin America and the Caribbean; and was Assistant Administrator of the Agency for International Development 1981-1983.  Ambassador Reich was also president of the U.S.-Cuba Business Council, which prepares "for Trade and Investment in a Democratic, Free-Market Cuba".  His nomination was opposed by pro-Castro activists and the Democrat Senate leadership for his assistance to the anti-Communist Nicaraguan freedom fighters, the Contras in the 1980's; and on 1/10/02 Bush appointed him as a "recess appointee" for one year.  Reich was Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affiairs in 2002.  Cuban Foreign Minister Felipe Perez Roque recently blasted Reich on Radio Havana, demonstrating both the weakness of the Castro regime and Reich's reputation as an effective opponent of Communism.
      As Special Envoy, Ambassador Reich will report to the Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs and will coordinate long-term policy initiatives such as: The U.S./Mexico Partnership, The Andean Regional Initiative, The Caribbean Third Border Initiative, and The New Cuba Initiative. Within the context of these Initiatives, Ambassador Reich will have the responsibility to advance the United States' goals in the hemisphere: to foster and strengthen democratic institutions, to promote and defend human rights, to advance free trade, and to promote economic development and poverty alleviation.
    • Assistant Secretary for the Near East: William F. Burns, a career Foreign Service Officer who has been Ambassador to Jordan since 1998, served as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for the Near East and South Asian Affairs from 1986-1989 and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR).
    • Assistant Secretary for African Affairs: Walter Kansteiner, a partner at The Scowcroft Group.  He was Deputy White House Press Secretary for Foreign Affairs and Director of African Affairs at the National Security Council under former President Bush, and he was the Director for Africa on the Secretary of State's Policy Planning Staff at the State Department 1989-1991.  He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR).
    • Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs: Patricia deStacy Harrison, a founding partner of E. Bruce Harrison and President of AEF Harrison International. She is a former member of the President's Export Council and was appointed by President Bush to the U.S. Trade Representative's Policy Advisory Council. American Univ.
    • Assistant Secretary for Verification and Compliance: Paula A. DeSutter, a Professional Staff Member for the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, 1998-2002. From 1995-1997, she was a Senior Visiting Research Fellow at the National Defense Univ., following a year as Special Assistant for Verification and Compliance at the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency 1994-1995. She was the Chief of the Compliance and Implementation Division, and Chair of VCAWG, at the US Arms Control and Disarmament Agency from 1984-1993. DeSutter has an MS degree in National Security Strategy from the National War College, an MA in International Relations from the U. of Southern California, & a BA in Political Science and an MA in Economics from the U. of Nevada.
    • Assistant Secretary for Diplomatic Security and Director of the Office of Foreign Missions: Francis X. Taylor, who has served as Coordinator for Counterterrorism with the rank of Ambassador at Large since July 2002. Previously, the Commander of the Air Force Office of Special Investigations and he served as the Director of Special Investigations in the Office of the Secretary of the Air Force Inspector General. He began his service in the Air Force in 1970.  Master's, Notre Dame.
    • Office to Monitor and Combat Traffic in Persons -- Director: Rep. John R. Miller, former GOP Congressman from Washington who served until 1992. A human rights champion when in Congress, Miller leads the office which opposes slavery, forced servitude and sex trade.  Miller served on the House Committee on International Relations, was active with the Congressional Human Rights Caucus and supported democracy in Eastern Europe when the Soviet empire crumbled.
    • Deputy Secretary for Management and Resources: Grant S. Green. Green has been serving at the State Department as Under Secretary for Management since his confirmation by the Senate in March 2001.  Before the State Department, Green was Chairman and President of GMD Solutions, a global marketing and development company.  He was Assistant Secretary of Defense for Force Management and Personnel as well as a member of the National Security Sector.  Green served in the U.S. Army for 22 years.
    • Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (AID): Andrew Natsios, previously Chairman of the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority.  He also served as Secretary of Administration and Finance for Massachusetts and was Director of the Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance at U.S.A.I.D., 1989-1991.
    • Representative of the U.S.A. to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD): Jeanne L. Phillips, with the rank of Ambassador.  She was Executive Director of Bush's Presidential Inaugural Committee.  Phillips was President of Jeanne Johnson & Company in Dallas, 1981-1994 and was Managing Director of the Dallas office of Public Strategies, 1995-1998.
    • Chief of Protocol: Donald Burnham Ensenat, affiliated with the law firm of Locke Liddell & Sapp in New Orleans, LA.  He served as the Director of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation 1989-1992 and held the post of U.S. Ambassador to Brunei 1992-1993.
    • Coordinator for Counterterrorism at the Department of State: J. Cofer Black, with the Rank and Status of Ambassador at Large. Black has served with the CIA since 1974. His assignments have included service as Director of the Counterterrorist Center since 1999, and Deputy Chief of the Latin America Division. Master's degree from the U. of Southern California.
    • Special Representative of the Secretary of State for HIV/AIDS: Jack C. Chow, of Pennsylvania, with rank of Ambassador during his tenure of service.
    • Global AIDS Coordinator: Randall Tobias who is a former head of Eli Lilly and Company, maker of Prozac, and previously Vice Chairman of AT&T International and Chairman of ATT International.
    • Inspector General: Clark Kent Ervin, a Deputy Attorney General and General Counsel in the Texas Attorney General's Office and was Assistant Secretary of State for Texas 1995-1999. Ervin served in the Office of National Service 1989-1991.  Harvard, Rhodes Scholar, Harvard Law. -- just nominated to Dept. of Homeland Security.


    • U.S. Ambassadors:
    • Charge d'affaires to Afghanistan: Ryan C. Crocker, who was Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near East Affairs in 2001; Ambassador to Kuwait from 1994-1997 and Ambassador to Lebanon from 1990-1993.  He also served in Egypt, Iran, Iraq and Qatar.
    • Ambassador to Albania: James Franklin Jeffrey, the Deputy Chief of Mission in Ankara, 1999-2002. He was previously Deputy Chief of Mission in Kuwait. Mr. Jeffrey's domestic assignments include service at State's Bureau of European Affairs, Office of Regional Political-Military Affairs, the Near Eastern Bureau's Office of Peace Process and Regional Affairs. He has served in Tunisia; Bulgaria; Turkey; and Germany. Former member of the U.S. Army.
    • Ambassador to Communist Angola: Christopher William Dell, of New Jersey, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service.
    • Ambassador to Argentina: Lino Gutierrez, of Florida, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service. He has served as Senior Advisor for International Affairs at the National War College at National Defense Univ. Previously, he served as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs. Past foreign assignments include: U.S. Ambassador to Nicaragua, Deputy Chief of Mission in Nassau, Chief of the Embassy's Internal Political Unit in Paris, and Chief of the Political Section in Port-au-Prince.
    • Ambassador to Azerbaijan: Reno L. Harnish, of California, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service. Mr. Harnish currently serves as Chief of Mission at the U.S. Office in Kosovo. From 1999-2002, he was the Deputy Chief of Mission in Cairo, where he had an active role in working with the Egyptian government to foster a negotiated resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He served from 1996-1999 as Deputy Chief of Mission in Stockholm, Sweden. From 1992-1996, Mr. Harnish was an active player in steps to resolve the civil war in Tajikistan.
    • Ambassador to the Bahamas: J. Richard Blankenship, the former Hospital Director of the Mandarin Veterinary Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, and was previously a partner and director of the Capital South Group in Jacksonville.  He was President and CFO at St. John's Capital 1982-1985 and was with Raymond James & Assoc. in St. Petersburg 1981-1982.
    • Ambassador to Belize: Russell F. Freeman, an attorney with Niles, Hansen and Davies in Fargo, ND, and works extensively with the Fargo Cass County Economic Development Corp.  He is the former President of the Fargo School Board as well as a Director of the Children's Village Family Services Foundation.  He served as a judge advocate in the U.S. Army.
    • Ambassador to Bolivia: David Greenlee, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, who served as Chief of Mission in Paraguay since June 2000. From 1997-1999, he was Special Coordinator for Haiti in the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs. Greenlee's past assignments include service as Political Advisor to the Army Chief of Staff, Deputy Chief of Mission in Madrid, Santiago and La Paz and Political Officer in Tel Aviv, La Paz and Lima. Yale.
    • Ambassador to Brazil: Donna Jean Hrinak, of Virginia, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service.
    • Ambassador to Britain & Northern Ireland: William S. Farish III, a Texas investment banker who raises racehorses at his farm in Kentucky and is also a friend of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II.  He is the President of W.S. Farish & Company in Houston, Texas.  Mr. Farish, whose family made a fortune in the Texas oil business, has been a friend of the current President Bush's father for nearly 50 years. He managed the former president's blind trust during his White House years and has donated tens of thousands of dollars to the Republican Party.
    • Ambassador to Cambodia: Charles Aaron Ray: A career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Ray was a student in the Senior Seminar at the National Foreign Affairs Training Center. His most recent assignment was as the first U.S. Consul General in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. His other past assignments include service in Consular Officer in Guangzhou, China, Special Assistant to the Director of the Office of Defense Trade Controls in the Bureau of Politico-Military Affairs, and Deputy Chief of Mission in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Before joining the Foreign Service, Ray served in the U.S. Army from 1962 to 1982, with tours of duty in Europe, East Asia and Southeast Asia. He received a bachelor's degree from Benedictine College and Master's degrees from the University of Southern California, the National War College and the National Defense University.
    • Ambassador to Canada: Massachusetts Governor Paul Cellucci, who's nomination was opposed by conservatives and pro-family groups for his promotion of homosexuality. Info
    • Ambassador to the People's Republic of China (Red China): Clark T. Randt, Jr., More Info a Partner Resident and head of the China Practice Group for Shearman & Sterling.  He has been involved in U.S. and Red-Chinese relations both from the government and private sector perspectives for over 25 years.  He served in Taipei, Taiwan, with the Air Force Security Service 1968-1972.  During law school he participated in an East Asia Legal Studies Travelling Fellowship to Red China where he sat on the National Council for United States-China Trade as the Red China Representative.  From 1975-1982, Randt was an Associate in New York and then Tokyo with the law firm of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy.  The following two years he served as the First Secretary and Commercial Attache at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing where he was the lead negotiator on compliance issues under the U.S.-China Bilateral Trade Agreement.  Mr. Randt served as a Partner Resident in the Hong Kong office with Heller, Ehrman, White & McAuliffe 1985-1987 and then became the Partner resident in Hong Kong and Head of the Red China Practice Group for Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher until 1993.
    • Ambassador to the Czech Republic: Craig Stapleton, who served as President of Marsh & McLennan Real Estate Advisors since 1982.  He served on the Board of Directors of the U.S. Peace Corps under President George H. W. Bush.  Graduate, Harvard College and Harvard University Business School.
    • Ambassador to the Congo: Robin Renee Sanders, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, who served as Director of Public Diplomacy for the Africa Bureau. Sanders served at the National Security Council on two separate occasions, from 1989-1990, and from 1997-1999. She has also served in Washington as Special Assistant to two Assistant Secretaries of State for African Affairs. She has also served as Special Assistant for Africa, Western Hemisphere and International Crime and Narcotics for former Under Secretary for Political Affairs, Ambassador Thomas Pickering. Her past overseas assignments include service as the Chief of Political Sections in Dakar and Windhoek, political officer in Khartoum, and head of the Consular Section in Oporto.
    • Cuba - Chief of U.S. Interests Section: James Cason, Career Foreign Service for 32 years; Deputy Chief of Mission in Jamaica 1997-2000; political advisor to NATO & U.S. Atlantic Command 1995-1997; Deputy Chief of Mission in Honduras, 1991-1995. Dartmouth, Johns Hopkins, Fulbright Scholar.  Mr. Cason opposes lifting the embargo on Cuba and is concerned that Cuba is being used as a training base for terrorists.
    • Ambassador to Denmark: Stuart Bernstein, Chairman of the Bernstein Companies in Washington, D.C. He was appointed by former President Bush to serve as Trustee of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in 1992. From 1991-1992 he was a Commissioner for the International Cultural and Trade Center Commission. Bernstein is a past member and Vice Chairman of the American University Board of Trustees and has been an active leader of the Weizmann Institute of Science since 1977.  He was most recently a board member of the Anti-Defamation League of B'Nai B'rith.
    • Ambassador to Egypt: C. David Welch, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Welch was Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of International Organization Affairs since 1998.  From 1995-1998, he served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs and served as Deputy Chief of Mission in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 1992-1995.  He held a variety of other posts both abroad and in Washington, D.C. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR).
    • Ambassador to the State of Eritrea: Donald J. McConnell, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service.  He has been Deputy Assistant Secretary for Plans and Policy in the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs at the Department of State since 2000.  He served as Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs and Director of the Political Directorate at NATO Headquarters in Brussels 1996-2000, and was Chief of Mission to Burkina Faso 1993-1996.  Stanford, Harvard.
    • Ambassador to Finland: Bonnie McElveen-Hunter, founder and president of Pace Communications.  She is a member of the international Board of Directors for Habitat for Humanity, a member of the Board of International Women Build for Habitat for Humanity, and a member of the Board of Habitat for Humanity First Ladies Build. She is a board member and National Leadership Council member of the United Way of America.
    • Ambassador to France: Howard H. Leach, president of Foley Timber and Land Co. in Perry, FL, and Leach Capital Corp. & Leach McMicking in San Francisco.
    • Ambassador to Germany: Daniel R. Coats, former Special Counsel at Verner, Liipfert, Bernhard, McPherson and Hand in Washington, D.C.  He served in the U. S. House of Representatives 1981-1989 and represented Indiana in the U.S. Senate 1989-1999.
    • Ambassador to Ghana: Mary Carlin Yates, of Oregon, she was the Ambassador to the Republic of Burundi 1999-2002. From 1995-1999, she was Press Attaché and Senior Cultural Affairs Officer in Paris. Prior to Paris, she was the Political Affairs Officer and then Public Affairs Officer in Kinshasa.
    • Ambassador to India: Robert D. Blackwill, an international security lecturer at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government, Faculty Chairman of Executive Programs for Members of the Russian State Duma, Russian General Officers, and Faculty Chairman of the China Initiative, Kennedy School of Government.  He was Political Counselor in the Embassy in Tel Aviv; Director of West European Affairs on the National Security Council staff; Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs; Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs; Ambassador and Chief Negotiator at the negotiations with the Warsaw Pact on conventional forces in Europe; and Special Assistant for National Security Affairs to former President Bush, 1989-90.  He was a staff member and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR).
    • Ambassador to Iraq: John D. Negroponte, formerly U.N. Ambassador, and previously.  Executive V.P. for Global Markets of McGraw-Hill.  He has served in a wide variety of Foreign Service posts including Ambassador to Honduras 1981-1985, Ambassador to Mexico 1989-1993, Ambassador to the Philippines 1993-1996, and was Deputy Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs 1987-1989.  He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR).  More info.
    • Ambassador to Ireland: Richard J. Egan, a major fund-raiser for President Bush's 2000 campaign, and the founder and director of EMC Corporation in Hopkinton, MA and established the Hopkinton Technology for Education Foundation.
    • Ambassador to Jamaica: Sue Cobb, of Cobb Partners, Ltd., a private investment firm located in Coral Gables, FL, and she was previously the founding director of the Public Finance Department of the Greenberg Traurig Law Firm.  She is a graduate of Stanford University and the University of Miami School of Law.
    • Ambassador to Japan: Senator Howard Baker, Jr, who as a Republican Senator from Tennessee angered conservatives by helping lead the fight to give away the Panama Canal in 1977-78.  He was most recently with the law firm of Baker, Donelson, Bearman and Caldwell in Washington, D.C.  He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR).
    • Ambassador to Kuwait: Richard Henry Jones, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, he was Ambassador to Kazakhstan 2000-2001, Ambassador to Lebanon 1996-1998 and served as the Director of the Office of Egyptian Affairs 1993-1996.  He has held a variety of posts both at the Department of State and abroad.
    • Ambassador to Lebanon: Vincent Martin Battle, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Battle has been the Director of the Office of Career Development and Assignments in the Bureau of Human Resources at the Department of State since 1999. From 1994-1996 he was Chief of the Senior Level Division in the Bureau of Human Resources and served as Deputy Chief of Mission in Beirut 1991-1994.  He is a graduate of Georgetown U., received a Diploma in Education from Makerere University in Uganda, and earned a Master's degree and Ph.D. from Columbia U.
    • Ambassador to Malta: Anthony H. Gioia, of Gioia Management Co., a management and investment holding company located in Buffalo, NY.  He served in the Gioia family pasta business until RHM, Inc. purchased Gioia Macaroni.  He then became the President and CEO of RHM Pasta, Inc.  He is the former Chairman of the National Pasta Assoc. and was appointed by Gov. George Pataki to be a Board Member of the NY State Urban Development Corp.
    • Ambassador to Mauritania: Joseph LeBaron, a career member of the Foreign Service who has served as Deputy Assistant Secretary with the Bureau of Intelligence and Research (INR) at State. Previously, he was Director of the INR’s Office of Intelligence Operation. He has also served as Director of the Office of Iran and Iraq Affairs in the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Manama and Consul General in Dubai. Ph.D. from Princeton.
    • Ambassador to Mexico: Antonio "Tony" O. Garza, who served as a Commissioner on the Texas Railroad Commission since 1998. He served as the Vice Chairman of the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission.  In 1994, then Governor George W. Bush appointed him as Texas Secretary of State and Senior Advisor. During his three-year tenure, Garza was the State's Chief Election Officer as well as the lead liaison on border and Mexican affairs.  Before his appointment, Garza served as Cameron County Judge after being elected in 1988. Graduate, U. of Texas and Southern Methodist U. School of Law.
    • Ambassador to Morocco: Margaret Tutwiler, Assistant Secretary of State and spokesman 1989-1992, Assistant to the President for Communications 1992-1993, and she served for eight years in the Reagan administration, including serving as Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Public Affairs and Deputy Assistant to the President for Political Affairs.
    • Ambassador to New Zealand: Charles J. Swindells, an executive with the U.S. Trust Co. in Portland, OR.  He was previously the Chairman and CEO of Capital Trust Management Corporation and Managing Director and Founder of Capital Trust Company.   He served as one of five members on the Oregon Investment Council, overseeing the Public Employee Retirement Fund Investment Portfolio.  He is currently the Chairman of the Board of Lewis & Clark College and on the boards of Portland State University's College of Urban and Public Affairs Advisory Council, School of Engineering and Applied Science and Center for Writing Excellence.  Swindells was a trustee and past Chairman of the Board of Oregon Public Broadcasting and a trustee for the Portland Art Museum.
    • Ambassador to the Philippines: Francis Joseph Ricciardone, Jr., of New Hampshire, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, who serves concurrently as Ambassador to the Republic of Palau.
    • Ambassador to Portugal: John N. Palmer, Chairman of GulfSouth Capital in Jackson, MS and served as the Chairman of SkyTel 1989-1999. He was appointed by President Bush to sit on the President's Export Council as a Private Sector Advisor to the Secretary of Commerce and by President Reagan as the Private Sector Trade Advisor to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.
    • Ambassador to Romania: David Guest.  David Smith, a Human Rights Campaign spokesman (a "national lesbian and gay group") stated: "Since Evertz, the administration has appointed at least five other openly gay people, including Ambassador to Romania David Guest. At Guest’s swearing-in, Secretary of State Colin L. Powell, an administration moderate, acknowledged Guest’s partner, who was to accompany him to Bucharest."
    • Ambassador to the Russian Federation: Alexander R. Vershbow, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, he was U.S. Ambassador to NATO 1997-2001.  He was Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for European Affairs on the National Security Council 1994-1997.  Previously, Vershbow was Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Canadian Affairs 1993-1994 and was Deputy U.S. Permanent Representative to the Council of NATO and Deputy Chief of Mission to NATO 1991-1993.  From 1988-1991, Vershbow served as Director of the Office of Soviet Affairs.  He has held various other posts at the Department of State and overseas including Advisor to the U.S. Delegation to the Strategic Arms Reduction Talks (SALT).  Vershbow earned his undergraduate degree from Yale University and a Master's degree in International Affairs in Russian Studies and a Certificate of the Russian Institute from Columbia.
    • Ambassador to Spain and Andorra: George L. Argyros, appointed by President Reagan to a seat on the Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations where he served until 1990, then named to the Board of the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. by former President Bush.  He was the Chairman and CEO of Arnel and Affiliates in Costa Mesa, CA until appointed ambassador.  He was Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Chapman University and served on the Board of Trustees at California Institute of Technology.  He was the Director of the Orange County Council of the Boy Scouts of America and served as the Chairman of the Orange County Business Committee for the Arts 1993-1997.  He was the Chairman of the Nixon Library, Founding Chairman of The Nixon Center in Washington, D.C., and a Councilor for the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). He received numerous awards for his civic and philanthropic activity and was twice inducted into Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans.  Graduate, Chapman U.
    • Ambassador to Sri Lanka: Jeffrey Lunstead, of the District of Columbia, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service.  He will also serve concurrently and without additional compensation as Ambassador to the Republic of Maldives.   Dr. Lunstead currently serves as the Director of the Office of Environmental Policy at State. Prior to this, he served as the Afghanistan Coordinator in the Bureau of South Asian Affairs and as the Director of the Office of Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh Affairs. Notre Dame, Ph.D. from U. of Pennsylvania.
    • Ambassador to Sweden: Charles A. Heimbold, Jr., presently Deputy Chairman of the Board of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and Chairman and CEO of drug maker Bristol-Myers Squibb.  He serves as Chairman of the Board of Overseers of U. of Pennsylvania School of Law and is a past trustee of Sarah Lawrence College.  He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR).
    • minicommmunistflag.gif (901 bytes)"Director of the American Institute in Taiwan" (Ambassador to Taiwan, Free China): Douglas Paal, "the pro-China director of a one-man think tank funded by overseas Chinese friends" (Wash Times, 4/27/01). Paal is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). Read the alarming details at the New Republic
    • Ambassador to Venezuela: Charles S. Shapiro, A career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Mr. Shapiro has been the Director of the Office of Cuban Affairs since 1999.  His previous overseas assignments include service as Deputy chief of Mission in Santiago from 1995-1998, Deputy Chief of Mission in Port of Spain from 1991-1994, and Political Officer in San Salvador from 1985-1988.  He has held numerous posts in Washington, D.C. including Executive Assistant in the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, International Relations Officer in the Office of Latin American Programs in the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, and Deputy Director of the Office of Andean Affairs.
    • Ambassador to Communist Vietnam: Raymond Burghardt, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, who served as the Director of the American Institute of Taiwan at Taipei since 1999. He was Principal Officer in Shanghai from 1997-1999, Deputy Chief of Mission in Manila from 1993-1996 and Deputy Chief of Mission in Seoul from 1990-1993.  He has held numerous other positions overseas including Political Officer in Beijing, Tegucigalpa, Hong Kong, Guatemala and Saigon.  Burghardt's Washington assignments include service in a variety of capacities in the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs. Columbia U.
    • Ambassador to Yemen: Edmund James Hull, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, he has been serving as the Principal Deputy Coordinator for Counter-Terrorism since 1999 and has been a full participant in the interagency Counter-Terrorism Security Group.  He was the Director for UN Peacekeeping Operations in the Bureau of International Organization Affairs 1996-1999.  From 1993-1996, was Deputy Chief of Mission in Cairo.  Princeton.
    • Ambassador to Zimbabwe: Joseph Gerard Sullivan, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, who served since 1998 as Chief of Mission in Angola.  From 1997-1998, he served as Chairman of the Israel-Lebanon Monitoring Group, served as the Special Coordinator for Haiti from 1996-1997, and served as the Principal Officer in Havana from 1993-1996.  He has held a variety of other posts overseas and in Washington, D.C. including Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Inter American Affairs and the Director of the Office of Central American Affairs.
    • U.S. Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom: John Hanford
    • Permanent Representative to the Organization of America States (OAS): Roger Francisco Noriega, with the rank of Ambassador. He was a staff member on the Committee on Foreign Relations for the U.S. Senate, and from 1994-1997 he was a staff member of the House Committee on Foreign Relations. He served at the OAS as the Public and Congressional Affairs Officer 1993-1994, and at the Dept. of State as Senior Policy Advisor and Alternate U.S. Permanent Representative to the OAS. Graduate of Washburn U.
      • Deputy Permanent Representative to the Permanent Mission to the OAS and to the Inter-American Council for Integral Development: Peter DeShazo, to be accorded the rank of Ambassador during his service.
  • Small Business Administration - Administrator: Hector V. Barretto, President of Barreto Insurance and Financial Services in Los Angeles, California, and served as the Vice Chairman of the Board of the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
  • Transportation Secretary: Norman Y. Mineta, Clinton's Commerce Secretary and a former Democrat Congressman from California for 21 years. 6/23/06: Mineta resigns.
    • Under Secretary for Security/head of Transportation Security Administration: Retired Adm. James M. Loy, of Virginia and former commandant of the Coast Guard and the No. 2 official at the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) in 2002, was named to replace ousted anti-pilot-defense John Magaw. TSA directs airport security. Loy is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR).
      Formerly: John Magaw
      , VICTORY!!!   Anti-pilot-defense Magaw ousted 7/18/01.  Magaw refused to let pilots carry guns.  He is the former Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (BATF) under Bill Clinton and Janet Reno (Waco) and former Director of the U.S. Secret Service.  Read more from Rep. Ron Paul  Magaw had also fallen behind on improving airport security.
    • Deputy Secretary: Michael P. Jackson, of Virginia.
    • Assistant Secretary for Budget and Programs and Chief Financial Officer: Donna R. McLean, the Chief Financial Officer at FAA. She worked for the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Aviation 1993-1999 and served in a variety of positions within DOT and OMB during the Reagan and Bush Administrations.
    • Assistant Secretary for Government Affairs: Sean B. O'Hollaren, Director of Washington Affairs for Tax and Environment for Union Pacific Corporation. He served former Senator Mark Hatfield 1984-1990 before becoming the Minority Clerk for the Senate Appropriations Committee 1990-1991.
    • Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy: Emil H. Frankel, given a recess appointment in March 2002.  Frankel served as Commissioner of the Connecticut Dept. of Transportation 1991-1995 during which time he was the Chairman of the Standing Committee on the Environment of the American Assoc. of State Highway and Transportation Officials and V. Chairman of the I-95 Corridor Coalition. After leaving public service in 1995, he joined Day, Berry and Howard LLP, where he has consulted on transportation issues. Wesleyan and Harvard Law, Fulbright Scholar at Manchester U. in England.
    • Under Secretary for Policy: Jeffrey Shane, who had been the Associate Deputy Secretary of Transoportation during 2002.  Shane has practiced law since 1993 at Wilmer, Cutler and Pickering and then as a Partner at Hogan and Hartson where he now serves. From 1979-1985, Shane served at the Dept. of Transportation as Assistant General Counsel for International Law, then as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and International Affairs. Shane served at the Dept. of State as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transportation Affairs, 1985-1989. In 1989, he returned to Transportation as Assistant Secretary for Policy and International Affairs until 1993. Princeton and Columbia U. School of Law.
    • Federal Transit Administrator: Jenna Dorn, the president of the National Health Museum and was Senior V.P. of the American Red Cross 1991-1998.  She served as Assistant Secretary of Labor 1989-1991 and held several positions at Transportation from 1983-1987 including Associate Deputy Secretary and Director of the Office of Commercial Space Transportation.
    • Associate Deputy Secretary: Jeffrey Shane, who has practiced law since 1993, first as Counsel and Partner at Wilmer, Cutler and Pickering and then as a Partner at Hogan and Hartson where he now serves.  From 1979 to 1985, Shane served at the Department of Transportation as Assistant General Counsel for International Law, then as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and International Affairs.
    • Administrator of the Research and Special Programs Administration: Ellen G. Engleman, President and CEO of Electricore, Inc., a non-profit research and development consortium that develops advanced transportation and energy technologies through federal public/private partnerships. From 1993-1994 she was the Director of Corporate and Government Affairs for Direct Relief International and was a Public Affairs Executive with GTE 1987-1992.
    • General Counsel: Kirk Van Tine, a partner with the law firm of Baker and Botts in Washington, D.C., where he was in charge of the firm's litigation process. A former member U.S. Navy, graduate of the Naval Academy and U. of Virginia Law School.
    • National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) - Vice Chairman: John Arthur Hammerschmidt, of Arkansas, appointed to serve until 2005.
      • National Transportation Safety Board - Member: General Mark V. Rosenker, of Maryland, appointed until 2005. Gen. Rosenker served as Deputy Assistant to President Bush and Director of the White House Military Office. A Brigadier General in the Air Force Reserve, Gen. Rosenker began his service in the Air Force in 1969. He is the recipient of the Air Force Distinguished Service Medal and previously served on the American Battle Monuments Commission.
  • Treasury Secretary: Henry (Hank) Paulson (nominated). Read Howard Phillips on Paulson. former chief executive of international investment company Goldman Sachs, has replaced John Snow.  Mr. Paulson's close links with Communist China and the liberal environmental organization Nature Conservancy should leave conservatives troubled.  It is speculated in the media that due to his Chinese ties he will not confront China at all on critical issues such as China's predatory currency exchange value and the ever-exploding trade deficit; allowing China to further steal American jobs and national wealth.  Paulson: "I have witnessed and participated in the globalization of finance.." ("globalization" has usually been to the disadvantage of the interests of a strong America).  Paulson was chairman of the Nature Conservancy's national Board of Governors since 2004, and also served as a member of the Board and as co-chair of the Conservancy's Asia Pacific Council, which included work with China's dictator Jiang Zemin.  He made a $500 donation to the pro-abortion PAC EMILY's List in 1998, and a number of Democrats throughout the years, in addition to many donations to mostly liberal Republicans.
    • Treasurer of the United States: Rosario Marin, previously on the City Council of Huntington Park, CA, and was a Public Relations Manager for AT&T.   Marin served Gov. Pete Wilson in several positions including Deputy Director of the Governor's Office of Community Relations and Assistant Deputy Director of the California State Dept. of Social Services.
    • Deputy Secretary: Kenneth Dam, a Professor of American and Foreign Law at the University of Chicago Law School, a member of the Board of Directors of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), and at the CFR, he has served as Chairman of the following Committees: Foreign Affairs, Correspondence, and Chicago Group on Meetings & Programs; he also has served on the CFR's Executive, Nominating and Studies Committees, and is also a CFR "Harold Pratt Associate" (top donor).  He was Co-Chair of the Aspen Institute’s Strategy Group until assuming office.  Dam served on the Board of Alcoa (under former Treasury secretary Paul O'Neil), 1987-2001, previously served as Corporate V.P. for Law and External Affairs at IBM and was Deputy Secretary of State 1982-1985.
    • Deputy Secretary: Mark Weinberger, head of Ernest & Young, a tax law firm.
    • General Counsel: David Aufhauser, a partner with the law firm of Williams & Connolly in Washington, D.C.
    • Deputy Under Secretary: John M. Duncan, of the District of Columbia.
    • Deputy Under Secretary: Randal Quarles, of Utah.
    • Under Secretary for Domestic Finance: Peter R. Fisher, Executive V.P. of the Federal Reserve Bank of NY where he is manager of the System Open Market Account for the Federal Open Market Committee.  He served the Federal Reserve Bank for 15 years and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR).
    • Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs: Michele Davis, previously Communications Director for House Majority Leader Dick Armey, and a graduate of Georgetown School of Foreign Service with a degree in intl. economics.
    • Assistant Secretary for Financial Markets: Brian Carlton Roseboro, the Deputy Director of Market Risk Management with the American International Group in New York.  He was Director of the Risk Management Advisor at SBC Warburg Dillon Reed 1993-1996 and was with the First National Bank of Chicago from 1990-1993.  From 1983-1986 he held several positions at the Federal Reserve Bank of NY.
    • Assistant Secretary for Financial Institutions: Sheila C. Bair, a consultant to the Chairman of the New York Stock Exchange, and from 1995-2000 was Senior V.P. of the NYSE for Government Relations. From 1991-1995, Bair served as Commissioner on the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
    • Acting Commissioner of the Social Security Administration: Larry Massanari, the Regional Commissioner of Social Security in Philadelphia.
    • Under Secretary of the Treasury: John B. Taylor, of California.
    • Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service: Mark W. Everson, who has been the Deputy Director for Management with OMB.  He also contributed to the development of the Department of Homeland Security.  Upon joining the Bush administration in 2001, Mr. Everson served as Controller of the Office of Federal Financial Management within OMB.. Previously he was a V.P. for SC International Services/LSG SkyChefs. From 1988-1998, he held several positions with the Pechiney Group including Senior V.P. and Controller in Paris, France. From 1982-1988, Everson served as Executive Commissioner and then Deputy Commissioner at INS and previously served at the Dept. of Justice and the U.S. Information Agency. Yale, Master's in accounting from N.Y.U.
      BUSH STEPS UP IRS ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS: "President Bush’s nominee to head the Internal Revenue Service [Mark W. Everson] yesterday pledged, as have many IRS commissioners before him, to step up enforcement of the nation’s tax laws and to continue modernizing the agency’s computer systems. …
      "Although the IRS has about 100,000 employees and an annual budget that will top $10 billion if the administration’s current request is approved, [previous IRS Commissioner Charles O.] Rossotti said late last year that 60 percent of identified tax debts are not pursued, 75 percent of taxpayers who did not file a return are not pursued, 79 percent of those who used abusive devises such as offshore bank accounts to hide income are not pursued. And the agency’s statistics show that the chances of being audited have fallen to around 1 in 200 for individuals.
      "Everson accused accountants and lawyers of contributing to the decline in tax compliance, and he promised to put pressure on them." Source: Albert Crenshaw, Washington Post, 3/19/03, p. A4
    • Internal Revenue Service Oversight Board - Member: Raymond T. Wagner, Jr., of Missouri appointed for the remainder of a four-year term expiring 2004. Mr. Wagner has been the Legal & Legislative Vice President for Enterprise Rent-A-Car in St. Louis, MO. He completed a Master of Laws-Taxation degree from Washington University School of Law.
  • United States Agency for International Development
  • Assistant Administrator for Asia and the Near East: Lori A. Forman, who served as the Director of the Japan Program for The Nature Conservancy since 1990 and is also a visiting professor at Keio University in Tokyo, Japan.  She served at U.S. AID 1983-1990 as a Program Officer where she coordinated the US-Japan aid project.  Harvard.
  • Deputy Administrator: Frederick W. Schieck, of Virginia.
  • Assistant Administrator for International Development: Roger P. Winter, of Maryland.
  • U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
  • Presidential Appointees:
  • Chairman: Gerald A. Reynolds, who served as an assistant secretary in the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights, replaced liberal Mary Frances Berry.
  • Vice Chairman: Abigail Thernstrom, a Va. Commission member. 
  • Member: Peter N. Kirsanow, appointed until 2007.  Kirsanow is currently a Partner with Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan and Aronoff in Cleveland, OH, where he practices labor and employment law.  From 1990-1996, he was Senior Labor Counsel for Leaseway Transportation, and from 1984-1990, he was Labor Counsel for Cleveland under then-Mayor Voinavich. He is a graduate of Cornell and Cleveland Marshall College of Law.  Liberals on the Commission tried to block Kirsanow from serving until a court ruled they could not keep him off the Commission.
  • Member: Ashley L. Taylor, an attorney from Richmond.  
  • Member: Jennifer C. Braceras, Professor of Federal Anti-Discrimination Law at Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Republican.
  • Congressional Appointees:
  • Member: Christopher Edley, Jr., Professor, Harvard Law School, Founding Co-Director, The Civil Rights Project, Harvard. Democrat
  • Member: Elsie M. Meeks, Executive Director, Lakota Fund, Co-owner/Operator, Lone Creek Store, Wanblee, South Dakota, Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota, Democrat.
  • Member: Russell G. Redenbaugh, Investment Manager, Director & Co-Founder of Kairos, Inc., Philadelphia, Independent
  • Member: Abigail Thernstrom, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute, New York City, Republican
  • U.S. Commission on Fine Arts - Member: Don Cappoccia, a member of the homosexual "Log Cabin Republicans".
  • U.S. Institute For Peace
    • Board of Directors: 

    J. Robinson West (Chair), Chairman, PFC Energy, Washington, DC; María Otero (Vice Chair), President, ACCION International, Boston, MA.; Betty F. Bumpers, Founder and former President, Peace Links, Washington, DC; Holly J. Burkhalter, Vice President for Government Affairs, International Justice Mission, Washington, DC; Chester A. Crocker, James R. Schlesinger Professor of Strategic Studies,
    School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University; Laurie S. Fulton, Partner, Williams and Connolly, Washington, DC; Charles Horner, Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute, Washington, DC; Seymour Martin Lipset, Hazel Professor of Public Policy, George Mason University; Mora L. McLean, President, Africa-America Institute, New York, NY; Barbara W. Snelling, Former State Senator and former Lieutenant Governor, Shelburne, VT.

    • Members ex officio: Barry F. Lowenkron, Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor; Peter W. Rodman, Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs; Richard H. Solomon, President, United States Institute of Peace (nonvoting); Frances C. Wilson, Lieutenant General, U.S. Marine Corps, President, National Defense University

    • Iraq Study Group: a group mostly internationalist advisors on Iraq, which has drawn attention recently for being tasked by President Bush to tell him what to do in Iraq.  There are no military members at all on this group which is advising the President on military strategy! 
      • Co-chairmen James A. Baker, III, former Secretary of State and Honorary Chairman of the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy at Rice University, and Lee H. Hamilton, former Congressman and Director of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
      • Other members: Lawrence S. Eagleburger, Vernon E. Jordan, Jr., Edwin Meese III , Sandra Day O'Connor, Leon E. Panetta, William J. Perry, Charles S. Robb, and former Wyoming Senator Alan K. Simpson. 

      All members of the Iraq Study Group are members of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) except for Meese, Simpson, O'Connor, and Panetta.

  • U.S. Trade Representative: Susan Schwab, a former University of Maryland administrator who was top deputy to Rob Portman when he was Trade Rep.
    • Deputy U.S. Trade Representative: Peter F. Allgeier, the Senior Director for International Economic Affairs at the National Economic Council.  Before joining the National Economic Council, he had served at the office of the United States Trade Representatives since 1981.  While there, he served as the Associate United States Trade Representatives for the Western Hemisphere and Assistant United States Trade Representative for Europe and the Mediterranean.
    • Deputy U.S. Trade Representative: Linnet F. Deily, a Vice Chairman for Charles Schwab, which she joined in 1996. Prior to Schwab she was President, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of First Interstate Bank of Texas.
    • Deputy U.S. Trade Representative: Jon M. Huntsman, Vice-Chairman of Huntsman Corp. in Salt Lake City, Utah.  He served as Ambassador to Singapore 1992-1993 and in the Commerce Department 1989-1992, as Deputy Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs and Deputy Assistant Secretary in the International Trade Administration.
    • Chief Agriculture Negotiator: Allen Frederick Johnson, with the rank of Ambassador.  He was the President of the National Oilseed Processors Assoc.  He served as the Executive Director of the Iowa Soybean Assoc. 1988-1991 and was Executive Director of the Iowa Soybean Promotion Board.  He is a former Legislative Aide to Senator Charles Grassley.  George Mason, Stanford.
  • U.N. Ambassador: John R. Bolton, Bolton was the Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security, and held posts at Justice and State under previous Republican administrations.  Graduate, Yale, Yale Law. Appointed as a recess appointment.
    • Representative of the United States of America on the Human Rights Commission of the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations: Rudolph E. Boschwitz, former liberal GOP Senator of Minnesota, with rank of Ambassador.
    • U.S. Representative to the General Assembly of the United Nations: Paul Sarbanes, former Democrat Senator from Maryland.
    • U.S. Representative to the General Assembly of the United Nations: Michael B. Enzi of Wyoming.
    • U.S. Representative to the General Assembly of the United Nations: James Shinn of New Jersey.
      • Alternate U.S. Representative to the General Assembly of the United Nations: Ralph Martinez of Florida.
      • Alternate U.S. Representative to the General Assembly of the United Nations: Cynthia Costa of South Carolina.
  • Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations for U.N. Management and Reform: Patrick Francis Kennedy, with the rank of Ambassador. A Career Minister in the Foreign Service, he has served as Assistant Secretary of State for Administration since 1993. He joined the Foreign Service in 1973 and has held multiple posts both in Washington, D.C., and abroad including Supervisory General Services Officer in Paris, France, and Deputy Executive Secretary in the State Department's Executive Secretariat.
  • Veterans Affairs Secretary: Anthony Prinicipi, who was a partner with the law firm of Principi and McClain in La Jolla, CA., and former Deputy VA Secretary under former President Bush.  He was also Chairman of Federal Network in CA.
    • Deputy Secretary: Leo S. Mackay, Jr., a V.P. at Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc.  He was Military Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy 1993-1995.   Mackay is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, received a Master's in Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government and a Ph.D. from Harvard University.  He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR).
    • Assistant Secretary for Public and Intergovernmental Affairs: Maureen Patricia Cragin, Director of Congressional Relations for Navy and Marine Programs at Raytheon Company and served for five years as the Director of Communications for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Armed Services.  Originally from Maine, she is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and a thirteen year veteran of the U.S. Navy.
    • Under Secretary for Memorial Affairs: John W. Nicholson, a retired Army officer. During his military career, he served in infantry commands and was a staff and faculty member at West Point Military Academy. In 1982, he was President Reagan's appointee to Strategic Arms negotiations in Geneva, Switzerland and then went on to be the Commanding General of the U.S. Army Training Support Command. Graduate, West Point, Masters in Public Administration from Shippensburg U., and a Federal Executive Fellow in Foreign Policy at the Brookings Institution.
    • Assistant Secretary for Public and Intergovernmental Affairs: Dee Ann McWilliams, of Texas, and an active member of the U.S. Army, Major General McWilliams has been the Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel and Installation Management for the U.S. Army in Europe and the Seventh Army. Previously she was the Director of Military Personnel Management with the Department of the Army. Bachelor's and master's degrees from Steven F. Austin U; master's degree in national security strategy from the National Defense University.
    • Acting Under Secretary for Memorial Affairs: S. Eric Benson, who served as Senior Advisor to the Deputy Secretary at the Department of Veterans Affairs since May 2001.
    • General Counsel: Tim S. McClain, formerly a partner with the law firm of Principi and McClain in La Jolla, CA.


  • World Bank - President: Paul D. Wolfowitz, formerly Deputy Secretary of Defense



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